Applying for Change of Status

If already in the U.S. and applying for a change of status, discuss your situation with your International Faculty & Scholar Advisor at the UC San Diego International Faculty & Scholar Office (IFSO).

J-1

File an I-539 application to change your status (along with DS-2019, fee, and supporting documentation); include supplement for any dependents.

Please bring a copy of your I-797 Approval Notice when registering with our office.

H-1B

Prepare an I-539 application for any dependents and provide to your IFSO scholar advisor for simultaneous submission with the H-1B I-129 petition.

Please bring a copy of your I-797 Approval Notice when registering with our office.

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