Again, the best course of action is to speak with a skilled immigration lawyer. He’ll explain your rights, your options, and guide you through the stage of the change or extension process.
You can create a USCIS online account to file online and:
- Submit evidence and pay fees electronically
- Receive notices from us electronically
- Receive case status updates about your case and see complete case history
- Communicate with us securely and directly; and
- Respond to requests for evidence.
You can file by paper. You’ll need to:
- Follow the instructions –
- Fill out and sing the I-539 form
- Pay the fees for filing and, if applicable, the biometric fees
- Provide the necessary evidence and supporting documents
The USCIS has absolute discretion on whether they allow you to extend or change your nonimmigrant status. So, the more evidence you have and the more the reasons for the request are related to strong B1 or B2 purposes, the better. One bit of good news is that generally, the filing of the completed I-539 request extends your stay while the decision on its merits is pending???
If your request to change or extend your status is denied, then you will need to immediately leave the United States. From your home country, you can explore your future visa options. If you stay in the US for 180 days or more beyond your B1/B2 expiration date, you may be barred from applying for new immigration or visa status for many years.