Please help me with some questions
I came to the US on September 21, 2017 on a B2 visa. My I-94 expires on March 20, 2018, after 6 months here. Now, I would like to take a short term course here. I applied for, and got, an I-20, with my class beginning on May 7, 2018. So:
- I need to fill I-539 form to change my status (from B2 to F1) and write a letter to explain why I need to change the status. What points do I need to write and make the USCIS believe that I just stay to study and will go back to my country after I finish my class?
- As the I-20 shows May 7, 2018 as the course starting date, if my F1 change of status is still pending and my I-94 expires, I need to fill another form to extend my B2 status (the second I-539 form). Do I need to fill and apply at the same time with the status change form?
- After I fill the extension status form (the second I-539 form), will I get another 6 months to wait for my change of status (F1)? And when will these 6 months start?
Kindly give me some advice. Thank you so much !