File a I-539. You must show you are not working and can support self and have non-immigrant intent. An attorney can help you do this correctly.
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I agree with my colleague. File an I539 and you must demonstrate non immigrant intent. Consulate with an attorney.
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You would file an I-539 stating why you need to stay in the US for the additional six months and including evidence of how you will be supporting yourself.
Please note that the filing of the I-539 does not mean the extension will be granted, but you will be able to remain in the US until USCIS makes its decision.
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You may apply for an extension if you have not violated your visitor status. Consult with an immigration lawyer for the procedure and requirements.
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