Atlanta, GA asked in Immigration Law for Georgia

Q: By when do I have to mail in my I-539 application?

I am an F1 student pursuing an undergraduate degree in business management at Georgia Tech. Due to unstable mental health, I was academically dismissed and SEVIS was terminated on August 27. I later petitioned to the Faculty, and the dismissal was revoked on medical grounds on December 12. So now I am enrolled full time at present. I am in the process of applying for reinstatement (i-539) based on the suggestion from my DSO. I have until January 27 to apply (5 month period). Does my application need to be submitted by Jan 27 or does it have to be received by USCIS by Jan 27?

Moreover, should I attach the Petition to the Faculty in my application? It explains my journey and the prognosis of my illness.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: Ideally it will be received by USCIS no later than the 27th. You should send anything to explain why your status should be extended/reinstated, so it is probably a good idea to include the Petition.

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