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» I-539-USCIS-Immigration-Form

Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Purpose of Form : For nonimmigrants to request extensions of stay or changes from one nonimmigrant category to another nonimmigrant category. Please see the form's instructions for your specific nonimmigrant visa category. It is used by F and M nonimmigrants seeking reinstatement of status. It is also used by K-3/4 nonimmigrants 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.

Number of Pages : Instructions: 9; Form:4.

Edition Date : 07/30/07. Previous editions accepted.

Where to File :

Form I-539 is generally filed with either the California Service Center or the Vermont Service Center.
California Service Center filings cover the following states:
AK, AZ, CA, CO, Guam, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, ND, OH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WI or WY.
The mailing address for the California Service Center is:
   USCIS California Service Center
   P.O. Box 10539
   Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1053
Vermont Service Center filing covers the following states:
AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MS, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, PA, Puerto Rico, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, U.S. Virgin Islands, WV and the District of Columbia.
The address for Vermont Service Center filings is:
   USCIS Vermont Service Center
   ATTN: I-539
   75 Lower Welden Street
   St. Albans, VT 05479
For limited exceptions, please review Form I-539 filing instructions.

Filing Fee : $300 Special Instructions :

K-3/4 Nonimmigrants:

Use this form to obtain an extension of K-3/4 status while your permanent residence case is being processed. You may also submit a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, at the same time as this form to request renewal of your employment authorization. You may travel outside of the United States and be readmitted as a K-3/4, if you have a valid passport and K-3/4 visa.

V Nonimmigrants:

Note on Filing Fee: a separate $80 charge for biometrics may also be required when the applicant is present in the United States.

See Form I-539 Supplement A, Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrants, for special instructions. You may also submit a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, at the same time as this form to request issuance or renewal of your employment authorization. You may travel outside of the U.S. and be readmitted as a V, if you have a valid passport and obtain a V visa form the Department of State.

Note: The instructions and the Form are both large files. We recommend that you do not fill out the form in your web browser, but download the file to your computer instead (for PC/Windows: by “right-clicking” on the link below and selecting “Save Target As”). After saving it to your computer, launch the form in Adobe Reader.

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