My parent got B2 visa (tourist) in 2015 for 5 years. But they could not come USA that time for personal reason. Now they want to come USA. My question is, as they did not travel USA that time with B2 visa and one year is already passed, are their visa get cancelled automatically? Is there any source that we can contact to make sure that if they have valid visa? Thank you.
No, no such thing! A visa to the US is valid for its entire validity period - no questions asked such as "why did not come before?"
Note that a "visa" in one's passport is only a "permission/clearance" to board a flight departing for a US destination. Then, once landed, the decision of whether or not to "admit" someone on B-2 status or not is totally up to the CBP "inspector". A visa stamp in one's passport is never a guarantee for admission into the country. To be admitted, one must convince, if questioned/and or challenged, that he/she is coming for a temporary visit, has enough funds to sustain him/herself during that visit, does not intend to "work" and also that has the intent to depart upon the conclusion of the "temporary" visit.
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If the visa was issued in 2015 and it is valid for 5 years, it is currently valid and can be used.
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