Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
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Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-539,
Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

  Mailing Adress for tourist extension

If you are filing Form I-539:

Then file at:

1. With a principal’s Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker (which includes a request for change of status or extension of stay): 

See Form I-129 Filing Instructions. 

This includes dependents filing with the principal. 

Note: Dependents filing Form I-539 for a change of status or extension of stay separately from the principal’s application, and whose principal’s application is pending or approved, should file at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility.  See number 5 below for address.

The USCIS California Service Center or USCIS Vermont Service Center

USCIS California Service Center takes in forms from the following states and territories: 

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming. 

The mailing address is: 

USCIS California Service Center
P.O. Box 10539
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1053

Please note: To ensure proper processing, I-539 filed from the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands should be addressed to:

USCIS California Service Center
P.O. Box 10698
Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-1098. 

USCIS Vermont Service Center takes in forms from the following states and territories: 

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware,  Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and West Virginia, and the District of Columbia 

The mailing address is: 

USCIS Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-539
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479

2. Applicants filing under the category "P-4 Dependents of Major League Sports, Athletes, or Support Personnel:" 

This covers major league athletes, minor league athletes, and any affiliates associated with major leagues in baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball, and football.  Support personnel include: coaches, trainers, broadcasters, referees, linesmen, umpires, and interpreters.

The USCIS Vermont Service Center.  See address above.



3. Applicants filing under the category “V Nonimmigrant”

This includes applicants who are filing form I-539 under the nonimmigrant status of V1, V2, V3, or who are requesting nonimmigrant status of V1, V2, or V3. 

Note: Please see Supplement A to Form I-539 for additional instructions.

The USCIS Chicago Lockbox 

For U.S. Postal Service: 

P.O. Box 7216
Chicago, IL 60680-7216 

For Express mail and courier deliveries: 

Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

4. a. For a change of status request to “A,” “G,” and “NATO” classification for employment with an embassy, international organization, or NATO, mail Form I-539 through your embassy, international organization, or NATO to:


b. For change of status requests to G classification for employment with a foreign government’s mission to the United Nations or with the United Nations Secretariat:



c. For a dependent spouse or child requesting a change of status to a NATO classification based on the principal’s classification as a NATO nonimmigrant:


If you or the principal or the principal NATO nonimmigrant through whom you derive your status are posted at a national component or as an exchange officer: 


d. For a change of status from A, G, or NATO classifications to another nonimmigrant classification: 

Note: You must submit an endorsement by the U.S. Department of State Visa Office, or USUN official at Part 7 on the Form I-566, Interagency Record of Request-A, G, or NATO Dependent  Employment Authorization or Change/Adjustment to/from A, G, or NATO Status, with Form I-539.


e. For extensions of stay for A-3, G-5, or NATO-7 nonimmigrants:

U.S. Department of State
Office of Protocol
3507 International Place, NW
Suite 242
Washington, D.C. 20008


Through the foreign government’s mission or the U.N. Secretariat to:

U.S. Mission to the United Nations
799 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017



NATO/HQ SACT Legal Affairs
7857 Blandy Road
Suite 100
Norfolk, VA 23551


Your embassy for proper filing through official diplomatic channels.




The USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility.  See address below. 









Through your embassy, international organization, or NATO command for proper filing through official diplomatic channels. 


5. All other Form I-539s:





The USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility: 

For U.S. Postal Service: 

P.O. Box 660166
Dallas, TX 75266

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

ATTN: I-539
2501 S. State Highway 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067


Last updated:12/20/2010


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