Filing for Visa Extensions in Houston
Need to stay longer in the U.S.? Our firm can help!
nonimmigrant visa has an expiration date. If you are visiting the United States and decide
that you want or need to stay longer than your visa allows, you have the
right to request an extension of your visa. You must meet certain requirements,
however, in order for your request to be granted. These requirements are
as follows, as provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
- Your entry to the United States was lawful and you had a nonimmigrant visa
at the time of admission
- Your nonimmigrant is still valid
- Your visa eligibility has not been revoked on the basis that you committed a crime
- You have not been found to have violated any of the terms of your admission
to the U.S.
- Your passport is currently valid and will continue to be valid for the
remainder of your stay in this country
A Houston immigration attorney from Hira Law PLLC can help you determine
whether or not you meet all of these requirements and can assist you in
completing and filing your Form I-539, Application to Extend / Change
Can a visa extension be denied?
Failure to meet with any one of the requirements above will result in denial
of your visa extension. Problems can also arise when you wait too long
to request an extension. The USCIS recommends that you submit your application
at least 45 days before your original visa term expires. This gives you
plenty of time to receive an approval or denial before your visa is no
longer valid. If you remain in the country after your visa expires, you
will face deportation and removal proceedings, even with a pending application
Contact our Houston Immigration Lawyer for Help Today
Hira Law PLLC has the experience to counsel you through the visa extension
process. We can help you expedite your application in order to ensure
that you complete all the necessary steps and are approved before your
current visa becomes invalid. We can also help you apply for a different
visa type when it is most beneficial for you.
Contact us today to learn more about our firm and how we can help.