Electronic filing for Form I-539 and Form I-526 was discontinued by USCIS on June 15, 2015. The Regional Center Document Library has also been discontinued and is no longer accessible.
The electronic versions of Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, and Form I-526, Immigration Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, were discontinued due to the recent updates to Form I-539 and Form G-28, Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative. The current electronic versions of the forms were removed so that the necessary changes can be made to ensure that both paper and electronic versions are consistent with each other.
Electronic filing will resume for Forms I-539 and Forms I-526 once they are updated in the new UCSIS online filing system launched back in March 2015.
Forms Filed Prior to Discontinuation
Pending or draft cases created before June 15, 2015 will not be affected by this change. USCIS will review and adjudicate all such cases through to completion, allowing a standard 30-day period for customers to complete and submit their cases. Customers who are unable to complete their applications within the 30-period will be required to file a new paper application or petition of the updated paper versions of their respective forms.
Beginning June 15, 2015, customers who have not already started an electronic application or petition must file the updated paper versions of Form I-539 or Form I-526.
Customers who have electronically filed Form I-539 or Form I-526 prior to June 15, 2015 may still be able to:
- Access their account to check case status;
- Change address; and
- Respond to requests for evidence while case is being processed.
Customers who have electronically filed Form I-526 may still review existing deal packages created by the Document Library Manager, although new document libraries and deal packages may not be created.