The latest version of Form I-539 (Rev. 12/31/2007) has some new aspects that advisers should be aware of. As of the date this advisory was prepared, prior versions of Form I-539 were still acceptable to USCIS. Check the USCIS Web site for the current form.

New features include:

  • New checkbox for “Reinstatement to student status”
  • Stronger statement on providing information on prior participation as a J-1 or J-2 nonimmigrant
  • Greatly expanded applicant background questions
  • Language competency statements