I'm on a tourist visa extension, but I'd like to stay in the U.S. longer (at least for 1 more year). What options do I have?

Asked about 2 years ago - Saint Louis, MO

I'm on a tourist visa extension, but I'd like to stay in the U.S. longer (at least for 1 more year). What options do I have?

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  1. Theodore John Murphy

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    Answered . Change status to another nonimmigrant category such as student. Talk with an immigration attorney.

    The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be... more
  2. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . You won't be able to obtain 2 years on a 'tourist' visa ... unless you go home & return at a later time.

    You can try to become a student, or something else.

    You would be wise to have a private consultation with an attorney.

    Franco Capriotti - Senior Legal Counsel - Capriotti International Law – 503-803-0055
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    We are not geographically limited ==> Our licenses allow us to represent people worldwide.

    FORMER IMMIGRATION LAW PROFESSOR -- LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Not enough facts to determine whether there are any options.

    You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.

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