B-2 Visa/Status – Temporary Visitors for Pleasure
The B-2 visa status is available to people who wish to briefly visit the United States for the purposes of tourism or visiting family and friends. As such, Individuals who obtain the B-2 status may not gain employment in the United States and may only engage in legitimate activities. As prerequisites to this visa status, individuals must only intend to remain in the U.S. for a limited period of time, maintain a foreign residence, and possess adequate financial capabilities.
Duration of Stay:
The B-2 status is typically granted for an initial period of six months, but may be extended for another six month period.
Since there is not a derivative status for the B-2 visa, spouses and children must also individually hold their own B-2 status.
If you plan to extend the duration of your B-2 status, the Austin attorneys with the William Jang, PLLC charge the following in attorney’s fees when filing in the United States through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (please take a moment to look over this disclaimer), in addition to the filing fee that is currently charged by the USCIS:
- $750 in attorney’s fees to file the application
- $370 for the application filing fee with the USCIS
Our Austin legal team understands how important it is that this process goes smoothly for you; we may do everything we can to help you complete an accurate application that is filed by the appropriate deadline.
How do I begin the process?
Consult with an Immigration Attorney in Austin
At the William Jang, PLLC, our Austin immigration attorneys have the experience and the resources to help you pursue the extension of your B-2 status. To discuss the particulars of your situation with a member of our Austin legal team, please call our offices at today.