Learn about the forms and the process to follow to extend your legal stay in the United States while you are visiting the country.
There are several categories of nonimmigrant visas under the Immigration and Nationality Act, such as visas for tourists, business travel; student and exchange visitor visas; and visas for temporary workers. In the case of visas for tourism or business trips, the period of stay in the United States is 90 days.
However, the Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) allows certain migrants to extend their stay in the country if they meet the requirements:
- The United States authorities legally admitted you with nonimmigrant status.
- Your nonimmigrant status is current.
- You have not committed any crime that takes away your right to receive immigration benefits.
- There are no reasons that force you to leave the country.
- Your passport is valid for the time you have requested to stay in the United States.
If you meet the requirements, you must complete form I-539, which you can obtain here: https://www.uscis.gov/es/formularios/i-539
After filling out the form, you must submit it either by mail, or electronically online. After submitting it, check the status of the application by entering your assigned case number in the following link: If you meet the requirements, you must complete the I-539 form, which you can obtain here: https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do
Este formulario tiene un costo de 370 dólares y 85 adicionales por el uso de servicios biométricos. Conoce más en el siguiente enlace del gobierno de Estados Unidos: https://www.usa.gov/espanol/inmigrantes-noresidentes#item-35497