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Saturday, February 16, 2019

New I-539 Fee & Biometrics

Effective March 11, 2019, USCIS will only accept the NEW I-539 to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.  The new version will be released that day and will be posted here:https://www.uscis.gov/i-539.

Careful H-1Bs this Year!  The wife/husband of the H-1B must sign the I-539 – but additionally, all children (co-applicants) must submit and sign a separate Form I-539A. If the child is under 14 years, the parent can sign the Form I-539A. 

Each spouse and child has an EXTRA FEE of $85 for Biometrics in addition to the I-539 Fee.

  • And of course, they will have to do Biometrics approximately 3 weeks after filing or longer if this leads to delays at ASC fingerprint centers.

WHO ELSE IT AFFECTS:

This new I-539 law affects the families of B-1/B-2s, H-1Bs, E-1/E-2s, L-1s, O-1s, R-1s.

This new rule affects the main applicants in B-1 status trying to extend status on US soil or F-1s seeking reinstatement on US soil, and other various scenarios. And of course, their dependents.

It does not apply to A, G and certain NATO nonimmigrants.

Consultations regarding this matter are $40 for 15 minutes – please schedule an appointment by emailing us your top three preferred times to talk, to info@langwallace.com.


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