I got a 2 week extension to my Internship here at Microsoft Research in Seattle, so I'll be here until Nov. 14th. They did all the extension stuff pretty quick. Once Nebojsa asked for it, he got all the necessary approvals (he talked to David earlier about it) within a few hours and I had set-up a meeting to update my J-1 VISA, DS-209, and I-9 stuff. I just came back a little while ago from filling out a new DS-209 and I-9 that lets me stay the extra 2 weeks. Didn't take long and it was quite painless. I guess that's why it's good that Microsoft has their own legal department to handle this kind of thing :).