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samar_1606     04/05/2020 14:50 PM

Im based in mumbai currently , I have a Valid B1/B2 visa which is valid till march 2021 .I would like to know if I can ask for an extension of this B2 visa as Im expecting a visit to my sister in USA in 2022 . should I apply for DS-160 form and make a payment ?

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anky1909     08/15/2018 11:38 AM

First of all thanks to Immihelp for creating such a platform to add your experience to the site. This really helped me a lot and it laid the foundation of getting into the mindset and preparing yourself to clear the interview.

Interview Date - August 14th, 2018

Here goes my experience:

VO: Good Morning
Me: Morning Mam

VO:Where you are going?
Me: Detroit, Michigan

VO:Whom you are going to meet?
Me: Told American client names

VO: What is the purpose?
Me: To attend business meetings and workshop. We have got the new big scope, there is going to be huge expansion in the project. Will be discussing the strategies, objectives, processes involved driving continuous improvement.so that alignment can be done for the project deliverables.

VO: Why can't the meetings be online?
Me: Collaborate real time by having face to face discussions. I will be meeting different team members as there are multiple vendors involved. The scope is big as huge expansion in the project is going to happen, new technologies will be added. So in person will need to be there.

VO: Again, she asked why can't it be online?
Me:Told the same answer. Just added this line: The workshop is fruitful when all vendors come together and discuss the objectives

VO: Seems she got pissed off, asked me don't you understand the question. Tell me why you need to go there.
Me: At that point, I felt that my visa will not be approved. As I was taken aback, I paused for 4-5 seconds. I did not know what to answer as she was repeatedly asking the same question again and again and I have already provided the answer to her. After a pause of 4-5 secs, I had given the same answer as above.

VO: Again surprisingly, she asked the same question for the fourth time
Me: I kept my calm. I just told the same answer again and I added that the initial discussions happened over the call. Now the client wants me to part of the business meetings as multiple vendors are involved.

VO: started typing something and was surprised as well. Luckily, she did not repeat that question.
Me: I sticked to my words, maybe I think she was trying to find if I will say anything different from the answers I given when being asked repeatedly the same question. Could be she was judging me or how I handle the pressure. But every time, I gave the same answer or maybe I don't know the right answer for it.

VO: Asked next question, do you know how much is the fare for US and who will pay for it?
Me: I am not sure. I told my employer will take care of it once visa is approved.

VO: But still do you know how much is the fare?
Me: I said approximately 30k for one side.

VO: Why you are the only one going to attend the meetings?
Me: I am representing and leading the offshore team. I am engaged in the project and have deep understanding of the processes involved. With my knowledge and experience I will be able to provide my inputs during the discussion which could lead to betterment of project

VO: What team size you handle?
Me: 10

VO: ur package?

VO:any travel history?
Me: Yes, told abt the previous trip (tourist visa)

VO: how many weeks you will be dere?
Me: 2 weeks

VO: Have been before to US?
Me: No

VO: Golden words...ur visa is approved!
Me: Thanks you mam,

What a relief it was I can't explain.

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SJaiswal16     06/13/2016 04:00 AM


I recently got my visa approved but I have a doubt.

In my application, I mentioned 2 weeks. I want to extend my duration for 3 weeks. How do i go about the same? How do I go about the same?

Need to know at the earliest. Thanks!

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samdeva     06/11/2016 22:41 PM

Hi, My brother is staying here in New York on B1/B2 visa for the past 4 months due to severe financial problems back home and can not return home due to creditor harassment. He likes to extend the stay for another 6 months until things cool down. Can you please advise the reason i can give on the application so that his request for extension is not denied?

Can he file for extension and provide a cover letter himself or do I have to do this on his behalf? Please advice. Thank you.

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N4n4     04/16/2014 00:03 AM

Hello friends,
I visited my wife in Dec. 2013 as a B2 visitor. When I got here we married again here in February this year. Fortunately for us, she got pregnant in January and started feeling weak. So, I have applied for extension to take care of her since she is alone here. Meanwhile, she has petitioned for me for a green card. She is a Permanent resident. How would this affect my chances.
Hope to get your informed advices.
Thank you

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sav_alex     09/05/2013 18:59 PM

hi good day, me and my husband together with my daughter came here last dec 2012 and we have a 10 year mulitiple visa, and my husband petitioned by my mother-in-law just last january. And then we apply for extention before our I-94 experired but there is no result yet. My question is , if the extention is approved and i know we need to go back home to Philippines, will it be a problem for us to come back here in usa because my husband is under petition by his parents.
Can we able to come back here in USA or no chance?
Thank you hope u can help me

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jyovaid1     08/15/2013 00:52 AM

I would like to extend the visitor visa for my parents who are leaving 1st week of october . They have a 10year multiple entry visa which is expiring in 2015. I had few questions regarding this
1. Do I need to reschedule their trip by postponing their tickets and attach a copy of the new tickets along with the visa extension form?
2. If I don't hear back from the USCIS before the expiry of their I94 and they continue to stay , would their stay be still valid?

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georges brantou- ()     11/20/2011 18:32 PM

My tourist visa ends in December but I am in the process of applying to school for Winter term in California and getting my student visa. I am wondering what I can do, possibly go to Mexico and get a three months extension on my tourist visa, in order to finish applying to school. Information on this would be crucial my last month here.

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Ram- ()     09/08/2011 18:44 PM

I am applying for visitor visa extension for my mother-in-law. I have a question on the signature part in i-539 application. She signed in native langauage(TELUGU) on her passport. Can she sign in the same language on I-539 or does she need to sign in only ENGLISH on I-539?

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Rose- ()     05/31/2011 16:44 PM

hello, i have a friend who's tourist visa expires in mid june 2011. she would like to extend her stay in the us so that she can apply for a student visa for fall semester this year. should she apply for an extension? or try to apply for a student visa? what ideally is the best process for her to take since her time is very very limited at this point. PLEASE ADVISE. Thank you!

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