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USCIS to Consolidate Online Filing of Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

On February 28, 2013, USCIS will disable the alternative legacy online filing channel for Form I-539 and offer the option to: 

Following the launch of our paperless electronic immigration system, USCIS ELIS, we offered three ways to file the Form I-539. Since then, USCIS has improved USCIS ELIS and consolidated its filing methods.

The improved USCIS ELIS provides online options, such as:

  • Creating an account online;
  • Filing and paying electronically;
  • Uploading supporting documents directly into the system; and,
  • Tracking your application online.

Check to see if you are eligible to e-file the Form I-539.


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