United States visa enables a foreign citizen to apply to enter the
United States. A visa by itself does not authorize entry into the
United States, for a visa simply indicates that the application has
been reviewed by a consular officer at an American embassy. This review
process will determine eligibility to travel to the United States for a
Visas, along with an issuance date, are attached with an expiration
date. The time between the issuance and the expiration date is referred
to as the visa validity. This time frame constitutes the length of time
that the individual is legally permitted to travel to a United States’
port of entry.
the Visa expires, the individual must return to their origin location
or seek extension via the visa renewal or extension of stay
application. To obtain an extension, an individual must apply through
the UCSIS before the authorized time of stay expires. It is recommended
that an individual seek an extension well before their visa expires.