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1. Posted by Kelliana (Budding Member 12 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Good afternoon, just wanted to know if anyone has an answer to my question. I was issued a 1 year visa which expires next week. I travelled to Miami in February with my daughter and we were due to travel to New York in August but that got cancelled due to the lockdown. Will I get my visa extended does anyone know. I have tried calling the embassy but no luck. They’ve said I can move my ticket to another date as I cannot get a refund but my visa would have expired and hoping that they will b an extension. Is anyone in the same position.

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 1622 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

As I recall from the UK ESTA/visa thread, you're a UK citizen.

I've heard nothing about US tourist visas (or ESTAs) being being extended and, frankly, see no reason why the US would do so. From the US point of view, the fact that you won't be able to travel to the US again before your visa runs out is just your tough luck. I'm sure there are lots of people in exactly the same position as you.

I'm afraid you'll need to go through the visa application process again, including getting the relevant paperwork and attending an interview. Belfast and London have both been processing visas since late July/early August but both note that waiting time is likely to be longer. For that reason I suggest you get your application underway as soon as possible. With luck, your new visa will last longer than a year and you'll then be able to make plans for your NYC trip.

[ Edit: Edited on 11-Oct-2020, 16:54 GMT by leics2 ]

3. Posted by Kelliana (Budding Member 12 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Okay thank you. I will start this process