We can help you stay in the U.S. if you are approaching the end of your 60 day grace period
Are you currently in the U.S. and either cannot or do not want to leave the U.S. right now? Are you quickly approaching the end of your 60 day grace period since your employment was terminated? If your employment circumstances have changed and you are in the U.S., you may want to change or extend your status to B-2 status, so you can remain in the U.S. for up to 6 more months.
What is B-2 status?
B-2 status is a temporary nonimmigrant status which permits tourist activity within the U.S. for a period of up to 6 months. An individual in B-2 status is not permitted to work in the U.S. while in B-2 status.
Am I eligible to change my status to B-2 status?
We can assist you to change status to B-2 if you are in the U.S. and you meet the following requirements:
1. You were lawfully admitted to the United States with a nonimmigrant visa;
2. Your nonimmigrant status is valid and you have not violated the conditions of your status;
3. You intend to remain in the U.S. solely for tourist activities, or to settle your affairs in the U.S. before returning to your home country, and you intend to depart the U.S. at the end of the requested period; and
4. You have not committed any crimes that would make you ineligible.
Please note that you cannot change status if you are in the U.S. on the visa wavier program or if you were admitted in to the U.S. in specific nonimmigrant categories (such as the K visa).
How do I change my status to B-2 status?
First, we will determine if you are eligible to apply to change status to B-2. Once confirming you are eligible, we will assist you in changing your status to B-2 by submitting an application to USCIS while you are in the U.S. USCIS requires a filing fee to be paid, signed government forms submitted, as well as additional documentation as evidence of why you would like to change from your nonimmigrant status to B-2 status and how you will be making use of your time in the U.S. while in B-2 status.
We will assist you with the preparation of all of this documentation and file the paperwork for you. Once your change of status to B-2 status has been submitted, you are allowed to remain in the U.S. at minimum, until USCIS makes a decision on your application.
If you would like our assistance, please email us at [email protected]