Immigration Issues/visit visa.

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Hi Ajay,
        My parents are here with me now in US and they have visiting visa. Due to personal reasons, i would like to extend their stay for another 1 more month.( currently they got 6 months)
What is the process?. Is there any pre-defined process?.

Also,My friend said, since they already have 10 year visa stamped in their passports, coming to us next time won't be a problem.But if they over-stay, officer at the airport might not give 6 months next time. Is that true?.

Please advise.

Regards
Mihir

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Hi Mihir,

There is no problem in filing an extension of their status. File Form I-539: http://uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/i-539.htm

To avoid less than six month entry next time that they enter the U.S., I recommend that your parents only request a one or two month extension when filing Form I-539, and they should also be prepared to remain in India for several months (preferably close to one year, or more) before entering the U.S. again.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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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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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member 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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