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Q: What is Form I-539A?
A: Form I-539A is a supplement to Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, which provides additional information about the applicant.
Q: What is the purpose of Form I-539A?
A: Form I-539A is used to provide supplemental information about the applicant, such as the applicant's family information, employment history, and previous immigration violations.
Q: Who needs to file Form I-539A?
A: Form I-539A must be filed by each co-applicant included in the primary applicant's Form I-539, when applying to extend or change nonimmigrant status.
Q: When should I file Form I-539A?
A: Form I-539A should be filed at the same time as the Form I-539, and both forms should be submitted before the applicant's current nonimmigrant status expires.
Q: What documents do I need to submit with Form I-539A?
A: The required documents to be submitted with Form I-539A may vary depending on the individual case, but typically include proof of identity, proof of relationship to the primary applicant, and supporting documents for the requested extension or change of status.
Q: What should I do if my application to extend/change nonimmigrant status is denied?
A: If your application is denied, you may be able to file a motion to reopen or reconsider the decision or, in some cases, you may be able to file an appeal. It is important to carefully review the denial notice and consult with an immigration attorney for guidance.
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