I need to renew my R1 visa, expires in December 2012.

Asked over 2 years ago - Brooklyn, NY

When do I start filing the paperwork and if I don't get an approval by December am I allowed to be in the US until the approval comes through. Also when the approval comes would I need to go to the embassy in my home country?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . You cannot apply for an extension this early. Apply about 6 months in advance. You will only need to go abroad if you want to apply for a new visa to travel abroad.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Neil Ian Fleischer

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    Answered . Mr Shusterman is correct. If you timely file , you can stay in the US pending adjudication of your case.


    Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 www.immigrate2usa.com Note: Neil Fleischer is an attorney licensed in the State... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . You can apply for an extension no more than six months prior to the expiration of your current I-94. You are allowed to remain in the US until USCIS makes a decision, provided the request for the extension was filed before the I-94 expires.

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

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