Domestic Partners with B-2 Visas Can Receive One Year Admission
The Department of State has formalized the policy which allows the issuance of a year-long B-2 visitor visa to an unmarried, cohabiting domestic partner of a nonimmigrant foreign national. This policy also extends to any foreign national in the nonimmigrant’s household who is ineligible for a derivative visa.
Foreign nationals who present a valid B-2 visa upon entry should be admitted for at least six months. The Department of State instructs consular offices to advise these individuals to ask for the full one year stay when applying for admission. Domestic partners should be prepared to provide evidence of their relationship (joint bills, lease, etc.) to the admitting officer. Please don’t hesitate to contact our San Francisco Immigration Law Office if you, your partner or household member need assistance with a B-2 visa petition.
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