I got my R-1 visa in 2007 valid for 5 years and been in and out of US since then. It expires next year 2012 in May. I want to know if I can get an extension or I can apply for another R-1 visa. I have not worked for one employer but been with different ones. I dont know what I could do to get a new visa since getting a green card is equally hard.
Can they give me another visa if I did apply in my home country or I have to wait for the one year before applying? Anyone who knows can help me here. Thanks,
Thanks for the answer below. Can I apply then for the Green Card after working for 6 months before the expiry of my R-1 visa? I am asking because, I have a job offer that I will work till the expiry of my visa. Just wondering if this would give a better perspective to what I am seeking. Thanks.
R-1 is limited to five years. It cannot be extended beyond five years, and in order to be able to get a new visa for another five years, you will need to be outside the US for one year.
In response to the second part of your question, a foreign national does not even have to be in the United States to become a legal permanent resident. For example, if the foreign nationals are abroad, they obtain immigrant visas and become LPRs when they enter. Then, they receive their green cards in the mail.
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