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10 Jun 2021 | by devteam

Certain Individuals May Now Submit Extension Petitions Online

On May 22, 2019, USCIS announced that certain visitors for business (B-1), visitors for pleasure (B-2) and temporary students (F-1/M-1) may now use an online version of the Form I-539 to apply for an extension of their stay in the U.S. USCIS additionally announced that this option will soon be made available for certain other nonimmigrant classifications.

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This announcement identifies a new “eProcessing” effort by USCIS, in which the agency seeks to accelerate their transition to a new digital business model. According to USCIS, eProcessing will be a completely “digital experience”, from applying for the requested immigration benefit, to communicating with USCIS, to finally receiving a decision on the case.

It is important to note that individuals in the above-enumerated statuses must first confirm if they meet the requirements to file Form I-539 online. To confirm eligibility for the new eProcessing procedure, contact the experienced attorneys at Monty & Ramirez, LLP at 281-493-5529 or via email at

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