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Can you extend your work visa?

There are certain things you need to know if you want to extend your work visa in New Orleans, Louisiana. This includes what evidence you will need to present and an explanation of your circumstances. Read below to learn more about what you need when it comes to extending your stay.

Explain your extraordinary circumstances

Medical emergencies or your passport getting stolen are good examples of extraordinary circumstances. In reality, any event that occurred beyond your reasonable control is acceptable for delaying the expiration of your visa. Whatever your specific circumstances are, you will need to send the information to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Consider the necessary documentation

This documentation may consist of proof of your need for an extension of your employment-based immigration visa, such as medical bills and police reports. You may want to include your travel itinerary as well if you are trying to extend your stay You will need to provide financial statements showing that you are fully capable of supporting yourself for the time being in the United States.

To prove this to USCIS, you may have to come up with pay stubs. Alternatively, you can provide a written explanation of backup sources of income or assets at your current disposal to USCIS. These backup sources may include property that you own in the United States or other real estate investments. In some cases, an explanation from a close relative or partner along with a copy of their paycheck stub is sufficient. It is best to do this if you actually plan to stay in the United States. An attorney who has experience with these types of matters can often be of assistance.