An individual may change status by:
Applicants for change of non-immigrant status are encouraged to meet with an ISP adviser to review the application procedure and check documents prior to submitting the application for change of status
If you are in one non-immigrant classification and wish to change to another classification (i.e. F-2 to F-1), you must apply to US Citizenship & Immigration Services for a change of status prior to expiration of your previous status.
In order to change status, you must:
See I-539 instructions for mailing address
USCIS maintains a website where you can check the status of your application. Please visit Case Status Search Page to check the status of your application.
If you change your status while at CSI (i.e. from F-1 to H-1B or permanent resident), you must notify ISP with appropriate documentation (e.g. approval notice, stamped I-20/DS-2019).
If you are employed at CSI when a change of status occurs, you must notify Payroll Services, and the hiring department (i.e. from F-1 to H-1B, etc. or to that of a permanent resident or immigrant). Notification is necessary so that CSI's records are current and consistent. Non-immigrants can incur significant tax liability if their tax withholding is not consistent with their immigration status.