B2 extension in progress, fingerprinting cancelled

My MIL’s B2 visitor visa extension application is in progress and her 12 month stay will expire on June 2,2020. Her fingerprinting appointment was scheduled on Mar 20, but was cancelled due to COViD USCIS office closures. Her return trip to India is currently planned for May 23, 2020.

  1. If the USCIS offices do not open before end of May and she cannot provide her fingerprints, her extension application will be denied. Will that cause issues during future travel to USA?

  2. If the COVID situation does not improve before her 12 month stay expires, are there options for her to legally stay on grounds of special circumstances (given she has already applied for extension once)?

Appreciate any input!

  1. Well, these are extreme situations, USCIS may excuse it as they know the issue
  2. You should again apply for B2 extension online so that you have taken some action on your side. I suggest you speak to an attorney on this.
    Also, do update here on what they suggest too for everyone benefit.


Did you apply for a second extension? I applied for the extension and yet to get a response from USCIS. Parents 12 months is ending on Dec 6,2020