My mother was admitted in B-2 status in February 2020. Prior to her I-94 expiring, she applied for a B-2 extension. That case is still pending. Is it true that she can stay for 240-days based on the pending extension?


The 240-day rule applies to the extension of employment authorization for certain categories of nonimmigrant workers. It does not apply to B-2 applicants. Typically, if an application to extend status is timely filed, the applicant may remain in the U.S. in a period of authorized stay so long as the application remains pending. (07.Jan.2021)

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