Hello. I have recently moved to Miami on an H3 in order to undertake training, however I have always had a B1/B2 since I was 8 months old and renewed it every 5 years. Now I will just stay in the US for the 2 year period of the H3 but nevertheless I want to renew my B1/B2 in order to be able to continue coming as a tourist in the future.
My question is..can I do this during the period I am on the H3 or shall I wait until my H3 period is over and then renew?
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Yes, you can renew your B-1/B-2 visa while you also hold an H-3 visa. It will be up to you to establish to the satisfaction of the consular officer that you continue to satisfy the requirements for a B-1/B-2 visa while you will be maintaining H-3 status in the United States. Keep in mind that you can only hold one status at a time while in the U.S.
Wait until you complete your H-3 (2) year training period and depart and then you can re-apply for the B-1/B-2 renewal . You cannot have or be in possession of two (2) non-immigrant statutes concurrently.
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Mr. Calehr's response is NOT legal advice and does NOR does it create an attorney-client relationship. You should NOT rely on this response. You should seriously consider a consultation with Mr. Calehr to determine your individual immigration situation.
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