Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Discuss Extension of Non-immigrant Visas

Non-immigrants who wish to stay in the United States beyond their authorized stay must request an extension before their visa expiration date.  Those who remain in the United States without authorization risk deportation and may not be permitted to re-enter the country at a later date.  Officials from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services suggest visa extension requests be filed with their office at least 45 days before the visa expires.

In some cases, visa extension requests may not be honored.  Those who entered the United States under a visa waiver program, as crew members under a class D visa, and those who are traveling through the U.S. with a class C non-immigrant visa are not eligible for an extension.  Organized crime or terrorism informants with a class S visa, fiancés or dependents of fiancés with K visas, and those traveling without a visa are also unable to request an extension.

Non-immigrants who have a valid passport and visa and were legally admitted into the United States with a non-immigrant visa may request an extension to their stay in the U.S.  Only those who meet these qualifications and have not committed any crimes or violated the conditions of their visa in any way may file an extension application with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office.   These rules and regulations also apply to those seeking a change in their non-immigrant status.

Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers of Surin & Griffin, PC Can Answer All of Your Immigration Questions

The Philadelphia immigration lawyers and citizenship attorneys of Surin & Griffin, PC has been representing clients in all areas of immigration and nationalization law for almost two decades.  The multi-lingual Philadelphia immigration attorneys at the firm are compassionate and committed to helping their clients fully understand the legal issues surrounding their immigration concerns.

Our immigration lawyers are experienced with all types of visas, including fiancé visas, non-immigrant visas, employment-based visas and family-based visas.  Our team of dedicated Philadelphia immigration attorneys works tirelessly to protect the rights of our clients and ensure that they get the help that they need.


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