Check Your Eligibility to File Form I-539 Online
Filing online helps you to:
- Get your application into our processing queue faster than mail delivery; and
- Communicate with us directly, without sending or receiving paper mail.
You may apply online to extend your nonimmigrant status if you meet the following conditions.
You are applying:
- As a single applicant;
- Without co-applicants; and
- You will not require legal or accredited representation at any point in your request.
You must also hold status as a:
- B-1, temporary visitor for business, including those in B1A, B1B, B1C, and B1D status;
- B2, temporary visitor for pleasure;
- CW2, spouse or child of a CNMI-only transitional worker;
- E nonimmigrants;
- F-1, academic student with a specific status expiration date;
- F2, spouse or child of an F1 academic student with a specific status expiration date;
- H4, spouse or child of an H temporary worker;
- I, representative of foreign media and spouse or child;
- J-1, exchange visitor;
- J-2, spouse or child of J-1, exchange visitor;
- K-3, foreign spouse of a U.S. citizen;
- K-4, child of foreign spouse of a U.S. citizen;
- L-2, spouse or child of an L, intracompany transferee;
- M-1, vocational student;
- M-2, spouse or child of an M-1 vocational student;
- N8, parent of special immigrant child;
- N9, child of special immigrants;
- O-3, spouse or child of an O, alien of extraordinary ability or achievement;
- P-4, spouse or child of a P, artist, athlete, or entertainer;
- R-2, spouse or child of an R, religious worker, and;
- TD, spouse or child of a TN, Canadian or Mexican professional.
Family Members of Nonimmigrants
If you apply as part of a family, you may choose to:
- Apply as co-applicants, using paper Form I-539, and pay a single fee; or
- Apply online as individuals, and pay a fee for each application.
In the Near Future
We also plan to offer the ability to file your Form I-539 online if you:
- Possess T or U nonimmigrant classifications;
- Are seeking to change your status;
- Are using a legal or accredited representative; or
- Are applying as coapplicants, so family members may apply together and pay a single fee.
To file online, you will:
- Use a desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet to complete the application;
- Be guided to complete the relevant parts of online Form I-539;
- Pay your filing fee online;
- Submit your application to USCIS; and
- Receive a near-instant notification in your USCIS online account when we receive your application.
After Applying Online
You will use your USCIS online account to:
- Receive your biometrics appointment notice;
- Receive status updates about your case;
- Respond to Requests for Evidence; and
- Update your contact information if it changes.
If you file Form I-539 online, we will still mail Form I-797, Notice of Action, and Form I-94, Arrival-Departure Record, to you as evidence that we granted the benefit.