What Happens When My Visa Expires?

When your visa expires, you must return to your home country and re-apply. You can also apply for an extension while within the United States, if your visa type allows it.

If you stay in the United States after your visa has expired, then you have overstayed your visa and may be subject to serious penalties. A visa overstay can be punished with a one year ban from the country. You also risk being deported or arrested by US immigration agencies.

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