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