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How can I get an extension for my EB-5 visa?

My family just received EB-5 visas that are valid for six months from the U.S. consulate in India. I am worried about the coronavirus outbreak. If the situation gets worse that we are unable to enter the U.S. in the coming 6 months, can we get a visa extension?

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You should contact the U.S. consulate and/or national visa center and enquire requiring this current situation where the government has in place a travel ban. However, barring any unknown circumstances (ie., having visited one of the banned countries) my understanding is that both U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents are exempt from the travel ban to the U.S.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    You would need to contact the U.S. consulate in India to discuss this option.

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    Mark AM Catam, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    Contact the U.S. embassy before the expiration of the visa.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    It is possible under extraordinary circumstances for the consulate to extend the immigrant visas. You should contact the consulate at least one month before your visas expire to confirm the situation at that time.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
    Answered on

    An applicant who will be or was unable to use an immigrant visa during its validity period because of reasons within the applicant''s control can submit a new visa application if the petition has not been revoked and if the basis for immigration still exists (i.e., familial relationship). This also applies for new immigrant visa applications outside of the original immigrant visa''s fiscal year of issuance. I am concerned because if there are too many cases requesting a re-issuance; it could be a problem.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should try to enter within the allowable time unless there is any government action, from the American or Indian government that bars you.

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