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01-16-2007, 11:48 AM
My in-laws have a 10 yr multiple entry visa and they got 6 months. There 6 month visa is expiring on Feb 22nd. I would like to extend there visa till March 6th 2007. Only two more weeks, the main reason being my daughter's first b'day on March 3rd. Can I put this as the reason or will the officers think that they have been baby sitting my daughter and deny the extension?
01-16-2007, 01:16 PM
well if you are applying now you will probably not hear back before they leave the country so go ahead and apply, only if your parents will be leaving in March
01-19-2007, 06:34 PM
Everyone loves to extend, but beware that if the extension is rejected, then you 10 yr multiple visa also gets automatically rejected if you overstay your 1st 1-94 date. Please think over before extending.
01-19-2007, 11:35 PM
I agree with what vee103 said and I don't think it is worth the risk especially if your parents plan to come to US again. You might want to think it over if it is worth the risk.
01-23-2007, 02:01 PM
I wish someone would stop perpetuating this myth that the visa will get canceled just by denial of extension. People have called the embassy after such cases and found their visas were still valid.
Even the denial letter allows for timely departure after denial. In my honest opinion if you think you present a good case for extension you will get it. And in case of denial you will just leave timely.
In the above mentioned case since they would have left already the denial would not make a difference
01-25-2007, 02:12 AM
It doesn't make sense that 10 year visa will be cancelled just because extension was deinied.
People, please stop spreading the myth... unless you have experienced so.
01-25-2007, 10:19 AM
Read this link to know more about visa rejection. It is very much weired that they cancel 10 yrs visa.
01-25-2007, 10:53 AM
This issue has been discussed umpteen times and an answer is available at
the FAQ thread in the visitor visa forum.
Your I94 is expired and you leave soon after you get the denial, your visa stays ok. The exact time duration within which to leave is not specified under law , so will not be specified in the ext. denial notice, but should be reasonably short by common sense.
The duration you stayed after the denial notice will only be determined to be ok or not by the entry officer when you enter again on the same visa. If he thinks you stayed unreasonably long
after your denial notice , he can manually cancel your visa under section 222g
(visa void due to overstay) and send you back. If he thinks OR you can prove to him that you left within a reasonable time, he will let you enter and leave your visa valid.