Changing Visa Status FAQ
- Your current status
- Your immigration history in the U.S.
- Quality and appropriateness of your application materials
- Your ability to prove non-immigrant intent
- Your ability to prove financial support in the U.S.
- The level and nature of your studies in the U.S.
Our advice is based on immigration regulations and current trends seen in previous change of status applications. However, even these trends provide no guarantee that an application will be approved or denied, and you should prepare for both outcomes. Have a plan ready in case your request is denied.
Receiving an RFE does not mean that your case will be denied. Normally, this indicates that USCIS intends to approve your change of status request but needs more information to make a final decision. However, we try to avoid receiving RFEs by including all necessary information in the original application.