Skip to main content

What is the processing time for I-539 petition, changing status from h1b to a f1 visa immigration

Chicago, IL |

What is the processing time for i539 ? Some say it is 6weeks and some say it could take 4 months ? How does it work to change the status from H1B to F1 ??

Attorney Answers 1


  1. Hi. the California Service Center, where your I-539 would be pending if you live in Illinois, is currently processing I-539 Applications filed on April 16, 2008. Click on the USCIS link below to view processing times.

    To change your status from H-1B to F-1 an I-539 - Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status would have to be filed. Check with your school's International Student Advisor as your school may be able to assist you with the filing.

Immigration topics

Top tips from attorneys

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer

Browse all legal topics