Change of status from B1 to F1.

Asked over 2 years ago - Irving, TX

I was on B1 and planning to COS F1.My i-94 expires on june 5th.
I am planning for may term and i want to know how much time it will take for COS .
i came to US on dec 6th and now in march ending i am planning to COS F1.

Can you please tell me how much time , how much it costs for change of status from B1 to F1.


Additional information

DSO is saying that i cant attend classes on B1 and while COS is in process.So once status changes then only i can attend the classes. What supporting documents required for COS apart from I-539 form.


Attorney answers (3)

  1. Luis Alberto Guerra


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . 3-4 months.
    Luis A. Guerra, Esq.
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    Law Office of Luis A. Guerra (954) 434-5800. This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as... more
  2. Katie D.T. Sanders

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . The change of status processing time is approximately 3 months. Generally you can attend school while the change of status application is pending. You should speak with the DSO (Designated School Officer). The DSO will generally process the change of status applications. The application fee to USCIS is $290. If you wish an attorney to assist you, you need to have a consultation with an attorney to get a fee quote.

  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Both the filing fees and the estimated processing times are as posted on the USCIS website.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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