Reza RahbaranImmigration Attorney
A B1/B2 visa is generally granted for a period of six months. The processing time for an I-526 petition is approximately 12-18 months, exceeding the duration of a visitor visa. However, you may file for an extension of your visitor visa, but it may be denied due to conflict of intent if you have filed an I-526 petition. A visitor visa holds a non-immigrant intent, which means the visitors intends to return to their home country. Filing an I-526 petition shows your intent to immigrate to the United States.