My father is in the U.S. in B-2 status, and his I-94 expires in a couple of weeks. His B-2 visa stamp expires next month. If he applies for a B-2 extension, can he request an end-date beyond the expiration date of the visa stamp?


Ordinarily, the B-2 visa “stamp” must be valid at the time the person requests admission into the United States in B-2 status. Once the person is already in the U.S. in B-2 status, the visa expiration date has no impact on the individual’s status. Similarly, the visa expiration date has no impact on the person’s ability to request an extension of B-2 status. (18.Mar.2021)

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