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How long can I stay in US with a b1/b2 visa?

asked Aug 8 in Other by Em
I am traveling to get surgery done in the US and the surgeon said I will need to stay for more than 3 months. I have heard that you can only stay in the US for 3 months max.

Is this true? Is there any way to extend this time?

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2 Answers

answered Aug 9 by aleemp (660 points)
You can stay upto 6 months.
answered Aug 9 by anonymous
When you arrive in the US, the immigration officer will stamp your passport with an entry date and the expiry date of your visit. You have to leave before that. It can range from 1 month to 6 months. You are able to extend your visa through the i94 website to a maximum of 6 months. If you overstay, then your B1/B2 will get cancelled and you won't be able to enter next time. So do everything legally.
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