When a foreigner comes to the United States a visa ensures that they can stay within the country legally and participate in certain activities.
Some of the activities that holders of visas may participate in include attending schools, working, touring the country, or for participating in business in general.
There are a number of different types of visas and it’s important to have the appropriate visa for your needs.
For example, an Accompanying visa allows family members to come along.
A visa doesn’t provide automatic entrance into the United States. Homeland Security must review a visa and will then make a decision regarding entry.
Close attention should be paid to the information listed on Form I-94 which notes “D/S” and a date. D/S stands for duration or status and gives you the expiration date.
If you have a visa and are in the United States, experiencing difficulties with your visa, you will need to contact the Department of Homeland Security to resolve the issue. If the situation is not resolved, you may find contacting an lawyer experienced with immigration law is the best way to handle your case.