Most applications for student status either J or F must be filed abroad
outside the United States. However, in some situations a person may file
for change of status while in United States. If you are filing for a change
of status while in United States. It is important that you do not travel
abroad after the application is filed without first conferring with the
or international foreign student advisor.
Intending students are not permitted to begin studies until after an application
for change of status has been approved. It is recommended highway that
you only seek to change her status to F1 only as your last option. Persons
coming to the United States without a visa, such as Canadian visitors
or persons traveling to the United States, using the visa waiver are in
eligible to change to F status or to J status and must apply outside the
F one or J status may not begin until at least 30 days prior to the start
date listed on the I 20 or the DS 2019. Prior to commencing status. The
pending student must remain in lawful nonimmigrant status until the change
is in effect. Applications to change to F or J may be submitted to CIS
up to 6 months in advance of the start date indicated on the I 20 or DS
2019. However CIS may not approve until it is within 120 days or less
before the start date. Any dependent family members that plan to remain
in United States. In independent status must also submit applications
to change to the defendant F2 or J2 status.
To apply to change to F-1/J-1 status, you must prepare the following:
Cover letter with the following:
- detail about your current maintenance of status and the intent of your
most recent entry into the U.S.;
- requests a change; and
- summarizes of submission.
change of status form.
- Original Form I-20 or DS-2019
- Receipt confirming payment of theSEViS fee.
- Financial documentation.
- Form I-94.
- Identification page from your passport documentation of your previous immigration
history in the U.S.
- For dependent status, you must provide documentation of your relationship
to the principal and documentation that the principal is maintaining status.
- Documentation that you continue to maintain your current immigration status
- Filling fee to U.S. Department of Homeling Security