How long before my tourist visa expires should I apply to extend it? And what documents are needed for the extension? Thank you!

Asked over 2 years ago - Cape Girardeau, MO

Is there anything I should pay a particular attention to while preparing the neccessary papers?

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  1. Wendy Renee Whitt

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    Answered . Applying for a tourist visa extension is more complex than just filling out a form. You have to be eligible for an extension and evidence. Consult an immigration attorney before you apply.

  2. Neil Ian Fleischer

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    Answered . Pay attention to details, I would file it no less than a week before, and send certified mail. Show proof you will not need top work in the US but can support yourself and most importantly, show proof you will leave the US and intend to return home. A lawyer can help you do this properly



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  3. Caro Marie Kinsella

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    Answered . Typically all extensions should be filed 90 days before the expiration of your current I-94. However the latest you can file an extension is either on or before the expiration of your current I-94.
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  4. Deborah Lynne Karapetian

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    Answered . Be careful on this. Many are denied.

  5. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . Your answer is unclear. If you are asking about the visa stamp, when to renew it is entirely up to you. If you are asking about the I-94, you must apply for the extension before the I-94 expires.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  6. Luis Alberto Guerra

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    Answered . How long is your authorized stay? Why do you want to extend it?
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