I came to alaska / Usa with j1 visa ( work and travel program ) . My visa expired at 15th of september. I have still 30 days ...and I want to know can I apply for the changing of visa status ( j1 to f1 ) in this period ? I read at I-539 form application must be before the visa expiration date but there is also saying
"The delay was due to extraordinary circumstances beyondyour control;
The length of the delay was reasonable;
You have not otherwise violated your status;
You are still a bona fide nonimmigrant; and
You are not in removal proceedings.'
thank you for your thougts and help