How long does it take to change visa status from F2 to F1? 9 Answers as of June 19, 2013

How long does it take to change visa status from F2 to F1?

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Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
The processing time takes approximately 3-4 months depending upon any request for additional evidence and how prompt responses are made.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 10/5/2011
Law Offices of Peter Y. Qiu
Law Offices of Peter Y. Qiu | Peter Y. Qiu
It all depends, but it is reasonable to give it at least 5 months or even longer.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 10/3/2011
The Law Office Kevin L. Dixler
The Law Office Kevin L. Dixler | Kevin Lawrence Dixler
More information is needed. Some cannot successfully do so. This can cause delays and possible denials for those who are convinced that the process is easy. There are a number of forms and procedures. Unfortunately, many are denied changes of status from F2 to F1. Discuss the process with your International Student Official at your University or College. Consider whether it is in your interest to discuss the matter with a competent immigration attorney before filing. The general average processing times, not actual processing times are posted at www.uscis.gov, along with other useful information.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 9/30/2011
Joseph Law Firm
Joseph Law Firm | Jeff Joseph
Generally, change of status petitions from F-2 to F-1 are taking approximately 3-5 months.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 9/30/2011
Law Office of Lonnie Hank Robin
Law Office of Lonnie Hank Robin | Lonnie Hank Robin
Processing time depends upon at which USCIS Service Center the application was filed. The most recently published USCIS processing time report indicates that applications at the California Service Center are being processed in 2.5 months, applications at the Nebraska Service Center are being processed in about 6.5 months, and applications filed at the Vermont Service Center are being processed in about 3 months. In that regard, I suggest that you seek the services of an experienced immigration attorney to assist you in this matter.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 9/29/2011
    Richard S. Kolomejec, Attorney at Law
    Richard S. Kolomejec, Attorney at Law | Richard S. Kolomejec
    Most cases take between 4 and 12 weeks for a change of status decision.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/29/2011
    World Esquire Law Firm
    World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
    I don't know exactly how long but it should be less than 6 months, certainly quicker than that. But why does it matter? The F2 holder is the spouse or child of an F1 and as such they are entitled to go to school here in full time or part time as long as the F1 maintains his/her status.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/29/2011
    Law Office of Christine Troy
    Law Office of Christine Troy | Christine Troy
    Currently about 2-3 months.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/19/2013
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