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B2 Visa expiring as well as I94 expiring , Please suggest

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Hi , 

This is for my Mom who is 65 yrs old with prevailing conditions, Her B2 visa is expiring on 08-15-2020. Her current i94 was auto extended till june-18-20 which is the ending of 6 months of her visit as she had entered on Dec-19-19.

Please suggest me how to proceed with her stay extension , if I file Form 539 will they allow her extend beyond  b2 visa validity . In this pandaemic situation i  am scared to have her travel for next 6-8 months or atleast until things get normal. Can i file her B2 visa renewal while she is here in US  after applying for her stay extension form i539.

 

 

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US visas are solely for entry and the visa's validity is irrelevant for her stay in the US. Yes, she can file I-539 to apply for Extension of Status. A visa cannot be renewed, and she cannot get a new visa from within the US (because if she is already in the US, she doesn't need to enter). Visas can only be obtained at consulates abroad.

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If she is here already, she just need to file for an extension by submitting I539 and don't need to have a new/current visa in the passport.

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