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
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
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