Advising B-2 Visitors on Extensions or Changes of Status

Advising B-2 Visitors on Extensions or Changes of Status

Advising B-2 Visitors on Extensions or Changes of Status - Recording (CLE Included)
Presented 07/28/2020
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-07-28-DL

Advising B-2 Visitors regarding extensions or changes of status is becoming more complicated due to unpredictable processing times and delays. Our panel of experts will provide practical advice for maintaining your client’s status, including how to extend B-2 visitor status successfully, how to apply for a change of status to F-1, and tips for filing “bridging” petitions. 

Featured Topics

  • What Documentation Is Required and Helpful for B-2 Extensions? 
  • How to Successfully Navigate Changes of Status to F-1 Status
  • How to Time and File Bridging B-2 Petitions While F-1 Change of Status Applications Are Pending
  • How to Respond to Requests for Evidence for B-2 Extensions or Change of Status Applications
  • How to Update the SEVIS Record
  • The Latest Effects of COVID-19 on B-2 Extensions or Change of Status


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Dahlia M. French (DL), AILA Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Lubbock, TX
Dahlia M. French is the Managing Director of Immigration Compliance & Services at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is the AILA Message Center Moderator (Students & Schools) and a member of AILA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Ms. French received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law in 1993.

Dan Berger, Northampton, MA
Dan Berger is a partner at Curran, Berger & Kludt, and a founding member of the US Alliance of International Entrepreneurs, an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, on the Advisory Board of the Presidents’ Alliance on Immigration & Higher Education, and a member of the USCIS Headquarters liaison committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Diane Butler, AILA Board of Governors, Seattle, WA
Diane Butler is a partner in the Seattle firm, Davis Wright Tremaine, where she focuses on business immigration. Before law school, she graduated from the University of Wyoming, worked on Capitol Hill, then worked in Shanghai for a Canadian law firm. She received her law degree from George Washington University. Diane was a director of the AILA Board of Governors from 2011 - 2020. She has an active cross border practice and enjoys troubleshooting problem cases.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.