As a nonimmigrant in the U.S., you may need to extend your stay beyond the authorized period stated on your visa. The process of extending your stay can be complicated, but with the help of an experienced immigration attorney, you can navigate the process successfully.
This post will discuss how to apply for a visa extension, the requirements for the application, and the services provided by Tourzani & Long, LLC.
Understand the Visa Extension Process
If you want to extend your stay in the U.S., you need to file an application with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before the expiration date of your authorized stay. The USCIS recommends filing the application at least 45 days before the expiration of your current status.
Meet the Visa Extension Requirements
To be eligible for a visa extension, you need to meet certain requirements. You must:
- Be currently in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant visa
- Have not committed any crimes that would make you ineligible for a visa extension
- Have a valid reason for the extension, such as medical treatment, business, or pleasure
- Apply for the Visa Extension
To apply for a visa extension, you need to file Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, with the USCIS. You will need to provide evidence to support your application, including:
- A valid passport
- Your current visa
- Proof of financial support during your extended stay
- Evidence of your reason for the extension
Hire an Immigration Attorney
Navigating the visa extension process can be complicated, and any mistake on your application can lead to a denial. An experienced immigration attorney can help you understand the process, gather the necessary documentation, and ensure your application is complete and error-free.
Tourzani & Long, LLC provides a range of immigration services, including visa extensions. Their team of experienced attorneys can assist you with your visa extension application, guide you through the process, and answer any questions you may have.
The Help You Need
Extending your stay in the U.S. can be a complex process, but with the help of an experienced immigration attorney, you can navigate the process successfully. Tourzani & Long, LLC provides a range of immigration services, including visa extensions. If you need assistance with your visa extension application, contact Tourzani & Long, LLC at (201) 987-0036 to schedule a consultation with one of their experienced immigration attorneys.
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