Do you want to change your status? Things to Know:
A limited number of these applications are approved.
You cannot study until you receive your approval.
If you are denied, you must leave the U.S. within 30 days after you are denied.
We strongly recommend that you bring all papers to us so we can check them for you before you mail them, or you can work with an immigration lawyer.
Steps in the Process:
Fill out the Austin English "Application for Enrollment" and provide a recent financial statement showing proof of ability to pay for your school and living expenses (we estimate $2400 for each month).
Provide a scanned copy of the photo page of your passport and a copy of your current visa.
Pay AIA a $250 change of status processing fee.
AIA will grant you the document I-20 and your letter of acceptance.
Review the Instructions for completing the I-539 Change of Non-immigrant Status Application.
Complete the I-539 form. https://www.uscis.gov/i-539. Write a check or get a money order for $370 made out to: Department of Homeland Security.