Form I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Processing Statistics

All Change of Status Applications

Basic Visa Info
Visa Official Name: Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
Visa Filing Types:
  • All Change of Status Applications
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Service Request Date and Estimated Time
Service Center
Form Type
Estimated Processing Time
Service Request Date
Type Info
California Service Center [CSC]
139A-FM
16.5 Months - 21.5 Months
April 17, 2020
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
California Service Center [CSC]
139A-H
4.5 Months - 6.5 Months
July 17, 2021
Change of status to H dependents
California Service Center [CSC]
139A-J
16 Months - 20.5 Months
May 13, 2020
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category
California Service Center [CSC]
139A-L
6 Months - 8 Months
June 03, 2021
Change of status to L dependents
California Service Center [CSC]
139A-OTH
19.5 Months - 25 Months
December 29, 2019
All other change-of-status applications
California Service Center [CSC]
139B-FM
16 Months - 21 Months
May 05, 2020
Extension of stay for F or M academic or vocational students
California Service Center [CSC]
139B-H
5.5 Months - 7.5 Months
June 12, 2021
Extension of stay for H dependents
California Service Center [CSC]
139B-J
15.5 Months - 20 Months
June 09, 2020
Extension of stay for J exchange visitors
California Service Center [CSC]
139B-L
6 Months - 8 Months
May 28, 2021
Extension of stay for L dependents
California Service Center [CSC]
139B-OTH
23.5 Months - 30.5 Months
July 18, 2019
All other extension applications
National Benefits Center [NBC]
139B-OTH
3 Months - 5 Months
September 09, 2021
All other extension applications
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139A-FM
11 Months - 14 Months
December 02, 2020
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139A-H
10.5 Months - 13.5 Months
December 16, 2020
Change of status to H dependents
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139A-J
11 Months - 14 Months
December 02, 2020
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139A-L
12.5 Months - 16.5 Months
September 24, 2020
Change of status to L dependents
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139A-OTH
11 Months - 14 Months
December 02, 2020
All other change-of-status applications
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139B-FM
11 Months - 14 Months
December 02, 2020
Extension of stay for F or M academic or vocational students
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139B-H
10.5 Months - 13.5 Months
December 16, 2020
Extension of stay for H dependents
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139B-J
11 Months - 14 Months
December 02, 2020
Extension of stay for J exchange visitors
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139B-L
12.5 Months - 16.5 Months
September 24, 2020
Extension of stay for L dependents
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139B-OTH
11 Months - 14 Months
December 02, 2020
All other extension applications
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
139A-FM
14.5 Months - 19 Months
July 10, 2020
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
139A-J
14.5 Months - 19 Months
July 10, 2020
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
139A-OTH
14.5 Months - 19 Months
July 10, 2020
All other change-of-status applications
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
139B-FM
14.5 Months - 19 Months
July 10, 2020
Extension of stay for F or M academic or vocational students
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
139B-OTH
14.5 Months - 19 Months
July 10, 2020
All other extension applications
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139A-FM
15.5 Months - 20.5 Months
May 22, 2020
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139A-H
7 Months - 8.5 Months
May 11, 2021
Change of status to H dependents
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139A-J
15.5 Months - 20.5 Months
May 22, 2020
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139A-L
7 Months - 8.5 Months
May 11, 2021
Change of status to L dependents
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139A-OTH
16 Months - 21 Months
May 05, 2020
All other change-of-status applications
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139B-FM
15.5 Months - 20.5 Months
May 22, 2020
Extension of stay for F or M academic or vocational students
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139B-H
7 Months - 8.5 Months
May 11, 2021
Extension of stay for H dependents
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139B-J
15.5 Months - 20.5 Months
May 22, 2020
Extension of stay for J exchange visitors
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139B-L
7 Months - 8.5 Months
May 11, 2021
Extension of stay for L dependents
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139B-OTH
16 Months - 21 Months
May 05, 2020
All other extension applications
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139A-FM
14 Months - 18.5 Months
July 24, 2020
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139A-H
5.5 Months - 7.5 Months
June 14, 2021
Change of status to H dependents
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139A-J
14 Months - 18.5 Months
July 24, 2020
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139A-L
5.5 Months - 7.5 Months
June 14, 2021
Change of status to L dependents
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139A-OTH
8.5 Months - 11 Months
March 08, 2021
All other change-of-status applications
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139B-FM
14 Months - 18.5 Months
July 24, 2020
Extension of stay for F or M academic or vocational students
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139B-H
5.5 Months - 7.5 Months
June 14, 2021
Extension of stay for H dependents
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139B-J
15 Months - 19.5 Months
June 17, 2020
Extension of stay for J exchange visitors
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139B-L
5.5 Months - 7.5 Months
June 14, 2021
Extension of stay for L dependents
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139B-OTH
5.5 Months - 7.5 Months
June 14, 2021
All other extension applications
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139-T
10.5 Months - 13.5 Months
December 20, 2020
Extension of stay as T nonimmigrant
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139-U
10.5 Months - 13.5 Months
December 20, 2020
Extension of stay as U nonimmigrant

Determine your service center using the first 3 characters of your receipt number. If your receipt date is before the "Service Request Date" listed for your service center and form type, you can submit a service request due to “outside normal processing time” here.
Last Update: January 13, 2022

Historical Average Processing Times
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Form I-539 USCIS Approval Rate and Backlog
Historic Approval Rate
Applications to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status [Accepted / Denied]
Historic approval and denial rate for Applications to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539)
Submission Rate and Backlog
Applications to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status [Pending Backlog / New Submission]
Historic backlog of yet to be processed cases and new submissions for Applications to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539)

Includes some applications submitted using the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS).

Fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30 of the reporting period. Data sources include USCIS, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Performance Reporting Tool (PRT), USCIS Electronic Immigration System (ELIS) and C3 Consolidated


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