Form I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

Processing Statistics

All Change of Status Applications

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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
14.5 Months - 19 Months
March 25, 2020
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
California Service Center [CSC]
139A-H
9 Months - 12 Months
October 31, 2020
Change of status to H dependents
California Service Center [CSC]
139A-J
3.5 Months - 5.5 Months
May 06, 2021
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category
California Service Center [CSC]
139A-L
5 Months - 6.5 Months
April 05, 2021
Change of status to L dependents
California Service Center [CSC]
139A-OTH
16.5 Months - 21 Months
January 20, 2020
All other change-of-status applications
California Service Center [CSC]
139B-FM
14.5 Months - 18.5 Months
April 06, 2020
Extension of stay for F or M academic or vocational students
California Service Center [CSC]
139B-H
14.5 Months - 19 Months
April 03, 2020
Extension of stay for H dependents
California Service Center [CSC]
139B-J
3.5 Months - 5.5 Months
May 06, 2021
Extension of stay for J exchange visitors
California Service Center [CSC]
139B-L
13 Months - 17 Months
May 27, 2020
Extension of stay for L dependents
California Service Center [CSC]
139B-OTH
20.5 Months - 26.5 Months
August 09, 2019
All other extension applications
National Benefits Center [NBC]
139B-OTH
2.5 Months - 4.5 Months
June 06, 2021
All other extension applications
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139B-J
11 Months - 14 Months
August 26, 2020
Extension of stay for J exchange visitors
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139B-FM
11 Months - 14 Months
August 26, 2020
Extension of stay for F or M academic or vocational students
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139A-J
11 Months - 14 Months
August 26, 2020
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139A-OTH
11 Months - 14 Months
August 26, 2020
All other change-of-status applications
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139A-L
12 Months - 16 Months
July 05, 2020
Change of status to L dependents
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139B-OTH
11 Months - 14 Months
August 26, 2020
All other extension applications
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139B-L
12 Months - 16 Months
July 05, 2020
Extension of stay for L dependents
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139A-FM
11 Months - 14 Months
August 26, 2020
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139A-H
10 Months - 13 Months
September 19, 2020
Change of status to H dependents
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
139B-H
10 Months - 13 Months
September 19, 2020
Extension of stay for H dependents
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
139A-FM
13 Months - 16.5 Months
June 10, 2020
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
139A-J
13 Months - 16.5 Months
June 10, 2020
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
139A-OTH
13 Months - 16.5 Months
June 10, 2020
All other change-of-status applications
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
139B-FM
13 Months - 16.5 Months
June 10, 2020
Extension of stay for F or M academic or vocational students
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
139B-OTH
13 Months - 16.5 Months
June 10, 2020
All other extension applications
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139A-FM
13 Months - 17 Months
May 28, 2020
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139A-H
6 Months - 7 Months
March 23, 2021
Change of status to H dependents
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139A-J
13 Months - 17 Months
May 28, 2020
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139A-L
6 Months - 7 Months
March 23, 2021
Change of status to L dependents
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139A-OTH
13 Months - 17 Months
May 28, 2020
All other change-of-status applications
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139B-FM
13 Months - 17 Months
May 28, 2020
Extension of stay for F or M academic or vocational students
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139B-H
6 Months - 7 Months
March 23, 2021
Extension of stay for H dependents
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139B-J
13 Months - 17 Months
May 28, 2020
Extension of stay for J exchange visitors
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139B-L
6 Months - 7 Months
March 23, 2021
Extension of stay for L dependents
Texas Service Center [SSC]
139B-OTH
13 Months - 17 Months
May 28, 2020
All other extension applications
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139A-FM
12.5 Months - 16 Months
June 22, 2020
Change status to the F or M academic or vocational student categories
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139B-L
8.5 Months - 11 Months
December 02, 2020
Extension of stay for L dependents
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139-T
7.5 Months - 9.5 Months
January 12, 2021
Extension of stay as T nonimmigrant
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139B-H
8.5 Months - 11 Months
December 02, 2020
Extension of stay for H dependents
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139A-L
8.5 Months - 11 Months
December 02, 2020
Change of status to L dependents
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139B-FM
12.5 Months - 16 Months
June 22, 2020
Extension of stay for F or M academic or vocational students
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139B-OTH
9.5 Months - 12 Months
October 27, 2020
All other extension applications
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139-U
7.5 Months - 9.5 Months
January 12, 2021
Extension of stay as U nonimmigrant
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139A-OTH
9.5 Months - 12 Months
October 27, 2020
All other change-of-status applications
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139B-J
12.5 Months - 16 Months
June 22, 2020
Extension of stay for J exchange visitors
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139A-J
12.5 Months - 16 Months
June 22, 2020
Change Status to the J exchange visitor category
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
139A-H
8.5 Months - 11 Months
December 02, 2020
Change of status to H dependents

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: October 07, 2021

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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