Q: Indian parents on tourist visa and currently in the US. Having baby in 1 month. Visa extension.
Extensions of visitor visas may create concern on future trips to the U.S. If the extension is denied, then this can cause challenges during future visits or visitor visa renewals.
If you value your parents periodic visits, then you ought to avoid using them as baby sitters unless they are lawful permanent residents.
A: While USCIS considers various humanitarian and personal reasons for extending a tourist visa, it generally requires showing unexpected or compelling circumstances that justify the extension. Wanting to have the support of the grandparents for a longer period might not be seen as a compelling reason. However, if there are medical issues or other substantial reasons that necessitate their prolonged stay, such as a medical recommendation suggesting the need for support during postpartum recovery, you could include those in your request for the extension, backed with appropriate evidence, to make a stronger case.
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