L2 Extension Requested Filed after Visa expiry- Repercussions


My L2 visa Expired on May 1st, 2012, however my spouse’s employers missed out on applying for my L2 extension timely, and the extension request was filed on May 18th 2012.

That counts to 18 days of stay after visa and I94 expiry. I am worried about the repurcussions now, will this have an adverse affect, and do I have to do something now. Can you please advise.

Thanks in advance


It may or may not be an issue in future. If USCIS approves the extension, you are fine. Otherwise you will have to leave US ASAP and then enter US on stamped L-2 visa. Once you enter again on stamped L-2 visa, you will be again in status. Discuss w/ your immigration lawyer as well.