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Change of status from B1 to F1.

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.


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. Thanks

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Attorney answers 3


3-4 months.
Luis A. Guerra, Esq.
Law Office of Luis A. Guerra, PA
Atrium Centre
4801 South University Dr., Suite 252
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328

Law Office of Luis A. Guerra (954) 434-5800. This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as final, nor is it intended as legal advice.


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.


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 constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship. Answers on Avvo can only be general ones, as specific answers would require knowledge of all the facts. As such, they may or may not apply to the question.