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Hi, i am currently in California on a B2 visa, and my partner is here on an E3 visa. We are getting married next week and i am looking for information as to how i change status to the E3D visa, and how long this process takes/if i can stay in the country during this time?

Lawyer's Assistant: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?

B2. No pending applications or petitions

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Immigration Lawyer: Jen Marie, Esq., Immigration Attorney replied 8 months ago

Sure, happy to help. Yes, you can do this either in the US or outside the US. To do it inside the US, you would submit form I-539 found on USCIS.gov You can remain in the US the whole time that it is pending, just be sure that you submit it BEFORE your B2 i-94 time expires. On average it takes about 5 months right now. If you decide to do it here in the US, do not depart the US during that time or the whole application will be deemed abandoned and you will lose the money and have to apply at US embassy/consulate to get a visa to come back on E3D.

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