Intealth ECFMG

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates


Please see the table below for a list of U.S. government and ECFMG fees that may be required for participants in ECFMG’s J-1 program. Note that not all fees listed are applicable in all cases and for all applicants. Only the Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systems (SEVIS) fee, J-1 visa application fee, and ECFMG annual application fee are required in every case. Fees are subject to change.

General Fees

U.S. Government Fees

The following fees apply if you are seeking J-1 status through a U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside of the United States.
SEVIS Fee $220
J-1 Visa Application Fee $185
Visa Issuance Fee (if applicable) Varies by Country
The following fees apply if you are seeking a change of visa status from a USCIS Regional Service Center in the United States.
SEVIS Fee $220
Change of Status Fee (if applying for a change of status from within the United States) $290
The following fees apply if you are seeking a change in J-1 category through ECFMG and the U.S. Department of State.
SEVIS Fee $220
U.S. Department of State (DoS) Special Appeal Fee
(Required only for applications requiring DoS review: change of category, exceptional extension, sponsorship authorization)


Expedited Shipping of Form DS-2019

Once sponsorship is approved, the original Form DS-2019 is mailed to the Training Program Liaison (TPL) via United States Postal Service (USPS) first-class mail for distribution to the J-1 physician or research scholar. ECFMG will send the Form DS-2019 to the TPL by express courier service ONLY if a pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label is uploaded to the applicant’s on-line record through the On-line Applicant Status and Information System (OASIS).

Pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping labels can be created on-line through an express shipping courier such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL. Any pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label must be uploaded to an applicant’s on-line application record through OASIS at the same time as all other required supporting documentation. If not provided prior to application review, use of an expedited shipping label cannot be guaranteed.

Any pre-paid, pre-addressed shipping label provided with an application for sponsorship must be addressed to the TPL. The “From” address on the shipping label must list ECFMG’s street address: 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

[Last update: May 30, 2023]

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