H4-F1 COS -pending- after Bio and aging out


I filed COS from H-4 to F-1 for my Son on 31-October-2020 at National Benefit center, He had his bio done on Feb-3,2021. Now his case transferred to Nebraska Service Center. I have quick questions:

  1. His COS application is still pending after the I-20 program start date, His University said he need to file new Defer I-20 to USCIS with copy of his USCIS receipt notice. Do I need to submit his new Defer I-20?

  2. He will be age out on March 11, 2021 but his H-4 and I-94 still valid until 30-JUN-2021. Do I need to file B-2 for him? If yes what would be the reason for B-2 as he is already here?

Please help as early as possible and anybody who went thru this situation please share their experience.


Can someone please help…

Please follow what university has suggested for i-20.

You can file H4 to B2 change of status application.

Hello Sir,

First Thank you very much for your response. I have another question.

My son got approval for his F1 today but his F-1 start is 5/15/2021. He is aging out on 11-Mar-2021,

His current I-94 of H-4 is valid until 10-Jul-2021 and He has same I-94 number for F-1 with start from 15-May-2021.

Can he still stay between 11-Mar-2021 to 5/14/2021?

Appreciate all your help. Thank you very much again.


Its your choice to stay in the US but i won’t recommend it.