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What Is the Purpose of Form I-539?

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Last Modified:Thursday, October 30, 2014

What Is the Purpose of Form I-539?


The purpose of Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, is to request an extension of your stay in the United States or to change from one nonimmigrant category to another nonimmigrant category from within the United States.

If you are a nonimmigrant looking to extend or change your status, you can start the I-539 application right away, as you will have to get it approved before your I-94 expires.