I am Indian working in the USA and my visa extension was filed and currently in-process with US consulate. My US work visa expired a week ago. I have yet to get my status on it. I am planning to travel to Australia to visit my friend, and then travel to India after one week. I am holding a valid Australian visitor visa.

Does the visa status from the country of departure matter here?

  • Do you have advance parole from the US? – k2moo4 Nov 21 '19 at 7:55
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    I assume you have checked into the implications for your US status of travel while your extension is being processed. – Patricia Shanahan Nov 21 '19 at 9:08
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    Many types of visa applications in the US are automatically considered 'abandoned' when you leave the country. Make sure you check this. – Aganju Nov 21 '19 at 14:16
  • Note that US visas are solely for entry, and there is no such thing as a "visa extension". You can only apply for a new visa outside the US. A visa's expiration date has no relevance to your stay in the US; the visa's expiration date is just the last date you can enter. You can be admitted for months or years after the visa's expiration. What matters for your stay in the US is your status, as given on your I-94. – user102008 Nov 21 '19 at 20:09
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    Thanks. Am going India to get stamping again so that i can return to US. – Monie corleone Nov 21 '19 at 22:56

No, if you are not planning to return to the US on the same trip, neither Australia nor your airline(s) will care about the status of your US visa.

  • @Monie corleone While they won't care on the same trip, you must address the issues raised in the four comments above to make sure that you can re-enter the US (if you wish to do so) on a subsequent trip. – DavidSupportsMonica Nov 21 '19 at 20:49

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