Extend tourist visa
What can you do before it expires?

If you are thinking of extending your tourist visa, you can find the information you need here. Extending a visa is not an easy thing, but if you have the requirements under control and the money to pay for it, then it is possible. In this article, we will tell you which visas can be extended and what are the requirements to do so.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people stayed in the United States after the expiration date of their visa. In fact, many decided not to return to their country of origin because the pandemic was worse in their countries.

It is possible that tourists can extend the expiration period of their visas, since after the pandemic, the government has taken certain considerations; however, this will depend on the type of visa the person has.

What visa can you extend before it expires?

B-1 / B-2 visa

Tourists who have this visa may submit an application to immigration to be able to extend it up to 180 days from the expiration date, or to request a change to a different status. The procedure will be different for people who are with the ESTA Visa.

To extend this visa, the applicant must fill out a form with more information about their immigration status in the United States. In addition, the person submitting the request will have to pay the corresponding fees for it.

ESTA visa

On the other hand, people who entered with the ESTA Visa will not be able to extend it or change its status. In some emergency cases, which will be determined by the local CBP office, visitors may request an extension of 30 additional days to leave the country without being considered to have exceeded the deadline.

Since the travel bans were declared in the United States, CBP directors announced that they can extend the visa, but this will depend on many factors. In this case, CBP requires tourists to request the extension at least 14 days in advance before it expires.

In the event that a petition to change immigration status or extend their legal stay in the United States has been approved, then the applicant must present the necessary documents to the CBP or immigration office, depending on the case. Once everything is ready, you can go to a suitable module and submit your forms.

The procedure is very similar for people who wish to extend their status or change it, during periods when there are no restrictions on traveling to the country; However, there are cases in which an appointment must be scheduled in advance, since people cannot spontaneously present themselves to request something like this.

In general, the whole process of extending the visa takes many days and will also depend on the case; so it is advisable to be prepared for everything. Our lawyers will support you throughout the legal process and will provide you with the advice you need, do not hesitate to contact us through the following form:

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