USCIS Announces Additional Changes to I-539 and I-539A Forms, Previously Added Biometrics Fee and New Procedures

Due to regulatory changes based on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility (section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), effective October 15, 2019, USCIS has revised and published Forms I-539 and I-539A.

Forms I-539 and I-539A with an edition date of October 15, 2019 are now available and should be filed on or after October 15, 2019. Applications submitted using previous editions will be rejected.

USCIS previously revised and published on March 11, 2019, a new version of Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. USCIS replaced Supplement A with a new form, Form I-539A.

Effective March 11, 2019 through October 14, 2019, USCIS will only accept Form I-539 with an edition date of February 4, 2019. 

In addition, effective March 11, 2019, USCIS requires an $85 biometrics fee for the applicant and for each accompanying dependent. All applicants and their co-applicants must travel to a USCIS Application Support Center (ASC) for fingerprinting.

For more information, read “USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A” and "I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status."