This form is used by some nonimmigrant to request extensions of stay or changes from one nonimmigrant category to another nonimmigrant category.It is used by F and M nonimmigrant's seeking reinstatement of status. It is also used by K-3 and K-4 nonimmigrant's to request extensions of stay and by persons seeking V nonimmigrant status while in the United States or extension of stay as a V nonimmigrant.
In most instances, you should mail this form to the Service Center having jurisdiction over where you live in the United States.
If you are filing for reinstatement as an F-1 or M-1 student, submit this application at the USCIS District or Sub-Office having jurisdiction over the place where you live.
If you are an E dependent filing for an extension of stay and you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia or West Virginia, mail your application to the Texas Service Center. If you do not live in one of these states, mail your application to the California Service Center.
If you are a TD filing for an extension of stay or requesting a change to nonimmigrant TD status, mail your application to the Nebraska Service Center.
If you are filing as a V applicant, follow the instructions on Form I-539 Supplement A, Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrant's.
Who can use USCIS ELIS?
Certain applicants can electronically file the Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.
Special Instructions for Certain Nonimmigrants:
|Nonimmigrant Type||Additional Instructions|
|Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Residents|
|B Nonimmigrant Extension|
|B1 or B2 Nonimmigrant's|
Download:Change of Status Process
|Filing Type||Filing Fee||Biometric Services Fee|
|CNMI initial grant of status||$290||$85|
|A1, A2, G1, G2, G3, G4 extensions||$0||$0|
|All other filing types||$290||$0|
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