Visa Expires – Am I allowed to be in the US if my Visa expires?

Passport Frequently Asked Questions and AnswersQuestion:  Am I allowed to be in the U.S. if my visa expires? My aunt has fallen very ill while I was over here and now she cannot do anything by herself.

 

Answer:  If you are currently in the U.S. and your visa is about to expire, you will not necessarily run into any difficulties. The best thing to do is get into contact with someone from immigration to get an extension. The extension will be provisional. Nevertheless, it is best for immigration to know the reason of your over stay.

When visiting with immigration, you must provide all the necessary proof for the reason you are staying. If your visa has not expire, you will still have the time given to stay legally. If your visa expires, then this can create problems. However, it is best to inform immigration so that your next trip goes without a flaw. Keep all your documentations in a safe place just in case you must provide them when ask.

Remember, getting approval to stay does not constitute or provide additional privileges but what is approve for a non-immigrant visa.

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