Can a foreign national travel outside the United States while an extension of stay application / petition is pending and utilize the automatic visa revalidation rules to return and resume status?


Generally, this is possible, assuming the foreign national’s I-94 is unexpired and s/he is maintaining status. Normally, an application / petition for extension is not cancelled by international travel. An application / petition for change of status would be cancelled by international travel. (10.Jun.2019)

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