Immigration Fact of the Week April 5

Extend StayQuestion:

How do you Extend your Stay in the U.S.?

Answer:

To extend your stay in the U.S., you can file a request with the USCIS before your authorized stay expires.

Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change nonimmigrant Status is used to request an extension of your stay in the United States. This form must be filed before your authorized stay expires. If you stay beyond your authorized time, you may be restricted from returning to the U.S. and/or be deported. The USCIS recommends you extend your stay 45 days before your stay expires.

You may apply for an extension if you were admitted with a nonimmigrant visa, you have a clean criminal record and your passport will remain valid through your extended stay.

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