Hi--I'm renewing my F-1 visa in Toronto in June, and I had a couple of questions I would like some help with.
The details: I'm in the 5th year of a PhD program in Mathematics, and have a valid I-20 and full time status for another year, even though my visa expires this July. I also did my undergrad in the US, and haven't paid any SEVIS fee since the first time it was instituted (some time back in 2002-3). So, my first question (and the answer to this is very unclear from the FAQ for the SEVIS fee): do I have to pay the SEVIS fee now?
Also, what address should I provide as my home address? The address at which I currently stay in the US, or my permanent home address in India? Moreover, I clearly cannot have the passport delivered to either address, since I will need it before I leave Canada. How can I mention this on the application? It requires me to give a home address and a mailing address if different from the home address, and I'm not sure what to fill in.