16 Feb 2013
On February 28, 2013, USCIS will disable its alternative legacy online filing method for Form I-539, the Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. Petitioners will, on that date, be given the option to either file online with USCIS ELIS or file a paper application by mail.
After the launch of USCIS ELIS, its paperless electronic immigration system, the federal agency began offering petitioners three ways to file Form I-539. Since the launch of USCIS ELIS, USCIS has improved its systems. The improved USCIS ELIS allows for a range of online options, including creating an account online, filing and paying electronically, uploading support documents directly into the system and tracking applications online.