Immigration Issues/Issues with I539


Please help me out to decide.  I am in US in Visitor visa (B2)and my stay expires on Aug 11th'07, I have my tickets booked on Aug 10th also I have applied for extension (I submitted my original I94)and received the receipt from USCIS on June 13th but my case is pending with them as of today.  This being the case is it legal to stay in the USA till I receive a decision ? If  I stay past the I94 date and incase there is a denial to my extension will I be out of status and will my 10 year multiple entry visa be void ? will there be any problems if I leave before my I94 expiry (while my case is pending) and there is a denial to my petition at a later date ? I am totally confused on what to decide . Please help me out

Incase if I decide to move while my case is pending, Do I have to complete any formalities or inform USCIS.

You have asked too many complicated questions in one brief paragraph for me to deal with.  However, once your visa expires you need to leave within 180 days of the expiration.  There is no real punishment if you voluntarily leave within the 180 days after the date of the I-94.  However, if you stay longer than that you will have real problems.

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Alexander J. Hay


I am a U.S. lawyer with offices in Houston, Texas and in Belize. I can answer questions on U.S. Immigration, U.S. corporate law, and Offshore Tax and Asset Planning.
If you are on an H or L visa I am NOT GOING TO ANSWER your questions since they are usually highly fact oriented, and also you have a company attorney handling the whole thing. Call your own attorney please! If you disregard this request, don't be surprised if I answer with "homework question".


I am a U.S. attorney with offices in the United States and Belize. I have experience helping to protect assets, reduce taxes, and improve investment performance by utilizing global investment techniques.

Harvard University, A.B. degree; University of Houston Law Center, J.D. Degree; Fulbright Scholar

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