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Leaving USA while I-539 Extension application is pending

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  • Leaving USA while I-539 Extension application is pending

    As both the USA and India had suspended international flight operations since March 2020 to combat this global pandemic, I have applied I539 for extending my B1 visa on 21 April 2020. My original I-94 at the Port of Entry expired on May 8th 2020. I have not heard about any updates regarding the case. It is still pending. In the meantime, if I will return back to India on while my extension application is pending.
    What is the procedure that needs to be followed in this scenario? What will happen to my visa? would it be valid for me to visit us again in the future?

    Any information is greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    You mean B2 extension of status, right? Your visa should not be voided, since your I-539 was timely filed and non-frivolous.

    This is my personal opinion and is not to be construed as legal advice.


    • #3
      My common law partner has been living with me in Canada for little over a year now on her visitor visa. We filed for her visitor extension back in Dec 2019, a month before her visitor status expires. It's been 3 month, have not heard back on IRCC's decision and it's past the normal processing time.