I-539, Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
- Purpose of Form :
- This form is used by:
- Certain nonimmigrants to extend their stay or change to another nonimmigrant status;
- CNMI residents applying for an initial grant of status;
- F and M nonimmigrants to apply for reinstatement; and,
- Persons seeking V nonimmigrant status or an extension of stay as a V nonimmigrant.
- Number of Pages :
- Form 5; Instructions 10.
- Edition Date :
- 12/18/12 (10/07/11; 01/19/11; 11/23/10; 07/15/10; 12/11/09; 06/12/09 editions also accepted)
- Where to File :
Depending on your personal preference and nonimmigrant category, there are two ways to file this form with USCIS:
If eligible, you can file using the USCIS Electronic Immigration System, USCIS ELIS
Who can use USCIS ELIS?
In this initial release of USCIS ELIS, certain applicants can electronically file the Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.
If you want to
are a B-1, B-2, F-1, M-1 or M-2
- Individuals in the F-1 classification who received a date-specific visa that requires completion of a given course of study within a specific time can extend status in USCIS ELIS.
- Other F-1s are admitted for duration of status and should contact their designated school official to extend status.
want to become a B-1, B-2, F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2, M-1 or M-2
- An M-1 student may not change status to an F-1 student
were a F-1 or M-1
- The spouse or child of an F-1 or M-1 student may be included in the principal’s benefit request.
- Filing Fee :
- See Special Instructions.
- Special Instructions :
Biometric Services Fee
CNMI initial grant of status
A1, A2, G1, G2, G3, G4 extensions
All other filing types
If filing a paper application at a USCIS Lockbox Facility:
Special Instructions for Certain Nonimmigrants:
This page can be found at: http://www.uscis.gov/i-539
Last updated: 02/28/2013