Immigration Issues/Extension of status

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I have applied for my visa extension and have received receipt indicating that application and fees has been received. So based upon receipt can I stay in US until I get an answer that whether my application has been accepted or denied?

My visa is getting over on Sept 2. My application for extension was received two weeks ago.

In case I get denied and I have stayed to wait for the extension, will it affect my future entry to US?

Thank you!

Answer
Hi,

Yes, you can continue to remain in the U.S. based on filing an application to extend status with the USCIS prior to your current I-94 expiration date.

If the extension is denied, you should depart the U.S. immediately (and certainly no later than 30 days after learning of the denial). Your visa in passport will be automatically invalidated, and you would be required to obtain new visa stamp at a U.S. Consulate for future entry to the U.S.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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