ALERT: On March 8, 2019, we published the revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. We will reject any Form I-539 with an edition date of 12/23/16 or earlier that is received by USCIS after close of business on March 21, 2019. Starting on March 22, 2019, we will only accept the revised Form I-539 with an edition date of 02/04/19. We also published a new Form I-539A, Supplemental Information for Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, on March 8 (replacing Supplement A of Form I-539). Read more here: UPDATE: USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A on March 8.
Number of Pages
I-539 Form 7; I-539 instructions 17. I-539A Form 4; I-539A instructions 3.
02/04/19. Starting on March 22, 2019, we will only accept the revised Form I-539 with an edition date of 02/04/19, and will reject any Form I-539 or Form I-539A with an edition date of 12/23/16 or earlier. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
Where to File
For a complete list of mailing addresses, visit our Form I-539 Direct Filing Addresses webpage.
If filing at a Lockbox, please read our filing tips.
Filing Tips for Form I-539, Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:
- Part 1 – Information About You
- Family Name
- Mailing Address
- Date of Birth
- Current nonimmigrant status
- Part 2 – Application Type
- I am applying for (1., 2.. or 3.a.)
- The status I am requesting (3.b or 3.c)
- Total number of People Included in This Application.
Filing Tips for Form I-539A, Supplemental Information for Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
- Part 1 – Information About the Person filing Form I-539A
- Family Name
Don’t forget to sign your form! We will reject any unsigned form.
$370. You and each co-applicant must also pay an $85 biometric services fee. Exceptions: Individuals changing into or out of A-1, A-2, A-3, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, G-5, NATO-1, NATO-2, NATO-3, NATO-4, NATO-5, or NATO-6 status are not required to submit either the filing fee or the biometric services fee.
You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check. When filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may also pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Please note that service centers are not able to process credit card payments.
When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request.
Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)
View the checklist of required initial evidence.
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