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Old 02-07-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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it's a grandmother from another country, El Salvador that has a visa that expires March 21st. Let's say she comes at the end of Feb, for how long can she stay in the US? Does it have to be until it expires or can it be as long as she stays here? and what happens if she stays even after it expires? can she just extend the visa before it expires or does she have to apply for another one?
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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If a person stays in a country after their visa expires they become illegal in that country and can get deported if caught.
I suggest you post your question on the "legal immigration" forum.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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If a person stays in a country after their visa expires they become illegal in that country and can get deported if caught.
I suggest you post your question on the "legal immigration" forum.
I guess she will have to extend the expiration date on the visa then
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:14 AM
 
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Information on extending a US tourist visa: Extend Visitor's Visa
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:11 PM
 
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i believe 90 days is the limit for a visit.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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If she overstays here visa without getting it extended, she will be banned from re-entering the US for 5 or 10 years.
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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it's a grandmother from another country, El Salvador that has a visa that expires March 21st. Let's say she comes at the end of Feb, for how long can she stay in the US? Does it have to be until it expires or can it be as long as she stays here? and what happens if she stays even after it expires? can she just extend the visa before it expires or does she have to apply for another one?
VISA have nothing to do with your stay in US actually. VISA is good for reaching point of entry(usually airport). Then you will be admitted and given the I-94 departure record with a STATUS(for example B1).
Check your I-94, white paper in her passport like this one http://www.emporia.edu/oie/images/i-94card.gif (broken link)

Admitted until means when she need to leave US unless you ask for extension. You need to fill form I-539 for extending your STATUS, validity of your VISA have nothing to do with it.
If she overstays without extension your next entry to US will be denied, unless you go to US embassy again for new VISA and explain the situation.
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