1. I am in the USA on a B2 tourism visa. I applied and paid for an extension which is still pending, though I got this note from USCIS: On January 8, 2021, we scheduled you for a biometrics appointment and sent you an appointment notice for Receipt Number -----. Please follow the instructions in the notice. If you do not receive your appointment notice by February 7, 2021, please go to www.uscis.gov/e-request to request a copy of the notice.

  2. do I need to file for a second extension or not?

  3. How would I file for a second B2 visa extension? Can it be post-dated? How long for are the extensions granted? Thank you, community!

My initial B2 Visa expired May 16th 2020, I filed and paid for extension of Visa on May 6th 2020 with I-539 form. About biometrics, They wrote On January 8, 2021, and asked if no letter arrives by Feb 7th 2021 I should contact a certain office to which there is a link on the form.

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    What date does your B2 status expire? What date did you apply for the extension? What is the date to give your biometrics? Jan 27, 2021 at 22:37
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    In addition to the questions asked by @DavidSupportsMonica, it's not possible to answer whether you need to apply for a second extension without knowing when you intend to leave the US. The extensions are typically granted for six months, though they may be shorter.
    – phoog
    Jan 28, 2021 at 20:02
  • Hi. I've edited your title and added the b1-b2-visa tag. If you don't want these changes, feel free to undo them. If you are happy with them, then you don't need to do anything
    – CSM
    Jan 29, 2021 at 9:30
  • Please Xanta, do edit the question instead of adding an answer and do not add 'niceties' which are not relevant to the question, (like thanks and bless).
    – Willeke
    Jan 29, 2021 at 15:54


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