I am currently working in the US with a valid L1A visa. My wife, with a L2 visa, is in our home country. She is planning to visit me soon and wants to stay here for a medical treatment for 4 months. However, I might have to quit my job during her visit. If she comes to the US with her L2 visa and after 2 months I resign, we will be out of status.
I am wondering if she can apply for a B1/B2 visa before she comes, while she is holding a valid L2 visa. When she enters the custom, she can show her B1/B2 visa, instead of L2. In this situation, no matter I resign or not, she can still get her medical treatment without worrying out-of-status issues.
Is this possible to do so? Thanks.
This is possible. Provide the US Consulate with a doctor's letter and proof of your medical insurance.
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
One can have multiple visas in one's passport and use those to enter the USA based on the purpose of the trip.
The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter,not should it be viewed as establishing an attorney client relationship of any kind.
Yes, you can apply for B1/B2 visa when she already have one in her passport. The officers look favorably at issuing visas for medical purpose.
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