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

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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 ??

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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.

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