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RMRasheed
05-26-2009, 09:50 AM
Greetings,

My father (over 60 years) is coming to the States in June 15, and his B1 visa expires on June 24. However, my father is planning to stay until August 20.

My question is:
Will he be able to stay after his visa expiration date?
In other words, when will his I-94 expire?


Regards,
Rasheed

a_yaja
05-26-2009, 10:50 AM
Greetings,

My father (over 60 years) is coming to the States in June 15, and his B1 visa expires on June 24. However, my father is planning to stay until August 20.

My question is:
Will he be able to stay after his visa expiration date?
In other words, when will his I-94 expire?


Regards,
Rasheed

Once your father enters the US, the expiry of the visa does not matter. Your father will be able to stay in the US till the expiry of the I-94.

The expiry of the I-94 will be determined by the officer at the port of entry. Usually, for parents, it is granted for 6 months, but there is no hard and fast rule and it totally depends on the officer who is stamping the I-94. However, I think for B-1, the max. duration is usually six months (again - not 100% sure about this - it could be longer too).

s416504
05-26-2009, 02:15 PM
a_yaja is 100% right. Is is upto port of entry(POE) officer to decide I-94 expiry date. Usually that will be 3 months to 6 months longer from the POE date.