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B1 Visa Extension


Duration of Stay

B1 visitor for business may be admitted for not more than one year and may be granted extensions of temporary stay in increments of not more than six months each.

Extension of Stay

You may extend your stay in B1 status by a maximum of six months provided the B1 visa extension request is due to "an unexpected or compelling humanitarian reasons" such as medical treatment or unforeseen delay in conclusion of a business matter.

You must file the B1 visa extension request using Form I-539 and prove that you have adequate financial resources to continue staying in the U.S. and that you are maintaining residency abroad.

Change of Status

You may change from a B1 visitor visa to another nonimmigrant category provided you can prove that you had no preconceived intent to change status. If you intend to change status to F-1, M-1 or J-1, you must state your intent while applying for the B1 visa.

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Services offered by VisaPro

Our experienced immigration attorneys will prepare and file all the required documents for your B1 visa application. Our services include:
Complete review of all your personal circumstances
Confirmation that the B1 visa is appropriate for you
Identification of important legal issues that may affect your B1 visa application
Checklist of documents that you need for your B1 visa
Accurate preparation of your B1 visa application
Submission of your visa application to the proper government agencies
Careful co-ordination of all correspondence with government agencies
Expert advise on how to handle yourself at your Consular or USCIS interview, and what to expect
Online access to your case status
Unlimited personal communication with your own VisaPro immigration attorney
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