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  • Can B1 visa reenter US after 6 months of stay

    My mom has multiple entry B1 visa and she stay in the US from Jan - June this year. Can she come back again to visit in October?

    I heard that B1 visa can only be in the states for 6 months at most during a year.. is that true?

    Thank you

  • #2
    Can someone please reply to the original post? I am in a similar situation and need help immidiately.


    • #3
      Theoretically she can seek another entry in October. However, entry cannot be guaranteed. The POE officer may give her a hard time for returning so soon after a recent six month stay. The inspector may even deny her entry and send her back. Think of it this way, if she spends more than six months in a rolling 12 month window in the US, is she "visiting" the US or "living" in the US? That is how the POE inspector may think.
      S K Ghori

      I underwent the immigration process in both Canada and the US. I hold Pakistani, Canadian and US citizenship.

      I am neither a lawyer nor an immigration consultant. My comments should NEVER be considered as legal or professional advice as they are not meant to be such.


      • #4
        Thanks for the response. Will this remain the same in case the first stay was only 3 months long? My mother will stay with us for three months only during this year(May-July). She wants to return to India for one month (August) and then stay with us for 6 months. Will the POE be a problem in this case also?

        Are there any recommendations in this situation?