Lake Worth, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: If I applied for asylum in the USA, and the application is denied, can I still hold my tourist visa.?

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2 Lawyer Answers

Kyndra Mulder

  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You can have a valid visa and Asylum pending at the same time.

Deron Edward Smallcomb

  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA

A: If you are still in status when the application is denied, then your visitor visa will still be valid. However, if your asylum case took longer than the 6 months entry stamp, they may cancel your visa. They may also cancel your visa due to immigrant based intent. In short, there is no guarantee you will have a valid and usable visitor visa if you apply for asylum and are denied.

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