Important Changes to Form I-539
Beginning March 11, 2019, USCIS will be accepting only the revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, with an edition date of 02/04/19. All other additions will be rejected. The new I-539 form will be published along with a new Form I-539A, Supplemental Information for Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. Form I-539A replaces the Supplement A provided in previous versions of Form I-539 used for dependents.
The significant changes on Form I-539 will include the following:
(1) every co-applicant included on the primary applicant’s Form I-539 must submit and sign a separate Form I-539A (co-applicant must be mentally competent to sign; if under age of 14, a parent/legal guardian may sign for the co-applicant);
(2) every applicant and co-applicant must pay an $85 biometric services fee (except certain A, G and NATO nonimmigrants); and
(3) every applicant and co-applicant will receive a biometric services appointment notice, regardless of age, containing their individual receipt number.
USCIS will reject any Form I-539 that is missing any of the required signatures or biometrics fees, including those required for Form I-539A.
If you are interested in changing or extending your status, please contact Berardi Immigration Law to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today!