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Transcript: Selecting A Benefit Request Type in USCIS ELIS

Note: This content applies only to paying the USCIS Immigrant Fee and e-filing Form I-526 and Form I-539 in USCIS ELIS.

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Running Time: 1 minute 23 seconds

In this demonstration, an applicant starts a benefit request to extend their nonimmigrant status.

To begin, select the application type from the drop down menu, then select Apply Online to begin an application.

The About You screen appears.

Note that the navigation menu changes color to indicate progress in completing an application.

Enter a first, last, and middle name, and indicate any previous names.

After completing the About You screens, the Benefit Request Type screen appears

On this screen, select a benefit type (an extension of stay or a change of status) and also declare whether the application is for a single individual or an entire family."

Select the first radio button to apply for an extension of stay as the sole applicant.

Select Next to continue with the benefit request.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/10/2014