I am in the US on an F2 visa. I want to change my status to F1 (I already have the visa stamp in my passport). For that purpose, I need to travel outside the US and come back in. I am planning to use Puerto Rico for that.
I know that I can enter Puerto Rico without a visa because it is a US territory. This page says that entry requirements (entry back to the US mainland) for non-citizens are the same as entering from a foreign destination. Am I correct in assuming that a new I-94 entry will be created on my way back? And at that point, I'll be able to enter as an F1 student instead of my current F2 status?