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Change of Status Approval Checklist (Non-Canadian Citizens)


A “change of status” approval means is that your status will automatically change. No further action is required to activate the status. However, the next time you travel internationally, after the “change of status” effective date, you will need to apply for a visa stamp before you can re-enter the U.S.

Please see the checklist below for a list of next steps. You can also find more details on the process in our post-approval instructions and prepare for your interview using our visa interview tips.

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Checklist - After Your Change Of Status Approval - Non Canadian


I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification)

Social Security Number

Apply for a visa stamp

I-94 online

Contact CBP