Cover letter for b2 visa extension(5 samples)

This article will list samples of cover letters for a b2 visa extension.

Samples of cover letters for b2 visa extension

If you are seeking to extend your Visa, your cover letter is an opportunity to show your recipient why you qualify. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address the recipient with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as sir/madam.
  • The next step is to state why you are writing the letter. 
  • State; Current visa valid until [Date], Extension requested for [x] months, and the new validity date: [New Date]
  • State a valid applicable reason for the extension.
  • List the documents you have attached.
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “Kindly do a favor, and approve my application for an Irish passport. I shall be thankful to you for your kindness.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for b2 visa extension”


ATTN: I-539

2501 S. State Highway 121

Business Suite 400

Lewisville, TX 75067

RE: Extension of B Visa Status

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am enclosing Form I-539 (Application to Extend/Change Non-immigrant Status) with supporting documents for extending my non-immigrant status in US.

Current visa valid until: [Date]

Extension requested for: [x] months

New validity date: [New Date]

[State a valid applicable reason for extension, such as the following:]

I have recently been diagnosed with [medical condition] and I have an operation scheduled at [hospital] on 2023. Please see attached letter from [Name of doctor].

My son has recently been engaged and the wedding will be held on [Date]. I would like to be able to attend his wedding.

I have some extended family members and friends on the East Coast and would like to visit them in the upcoming months.

Enclosed, please also find the following documents for your review:

  • Copy of I-94 Arrival/Departure Record, valid through 2023.
  • Copy of passport bio-data and visa pages.
  • Copy of return airline tickets

Affidavit of Support (Form I-134), and bank statements.

At the conclusion of [the event], I will promptly depart the U.S. I request you to approve my application for extension of stay.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at [number] or [email].



[Applicant’s name]

[Applicant’s US Address]”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for b2 visa extension”

“[Invitee’s Name]


[phone number]

[passport number]



[Insert Address]

[Insert City, State, Zip]

Re: B2 Visitors Visa Extension Request for [insert name]

Date of Visa Expiration: [expiration date]

To Whom It May Concern

I am requesting an extension of stay on behalf of my [insert visitor/s]. Unfortunately, due to my employment obligations, the [age, health, disability] of [insert visitor] we have not been able visit all of the tourist attractions intended in the allotted time frame previously granted. According to the approved Form I-94, [insert visitor] are/is currently authorized to stay until [insert date]. However, [insert visitor/s] seeks to extend [their/his/her] stay in the United States until [insert date]. Per USCIS recommendations this request is being submitted 45 days prior to the authorized stay expires. Enclosed herewith are the following supporting documents:

  • completed and executed  Form I-539, as well as documents for the extension of stay for [insert name] who [are/is] currently in the United States on a B2 Tourist Visa.
  • Copies of Form I-94
  • Copies of all passport pages
  • Copies of return airline tickets
  • Proof of financial support including Form I-134, bank statements, employment letter, recent pay stubs, and account verification letter from my bank

In the event an extension of stay is approved, [insert visitor/s] will continue to reside at my home located at [insert address]. Furthermore, financial support will be continually provided for [insert visitor/s] by me. Please take into further consideration that [insert visitor/s] has/have strong verifiable ties to [insert country]. Which include a business, property, and other family in [insert country]. In light of these ties, [insert visitor/s] have/has no intentions to stay permanently in the United States, as well as guarantee [they/he/she ] will promptly return to these ties in [insert country] before the expiration of an authorized extension of stay.

I kindly request you to approve an extended I-94 for [insert visitor/s]. Should any questions or concerns arise regarding this application, please feel free to contact me at [insert address].

Thank you,

[Invitee’s signature above]”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for b2 visa extension”

“I am writing on behalf of my parents to please extend their stay in the United States. Presently they are here on B2 visa and are allowed to stay in the United States till 21st April 2014. They wish to extend it by another 4 months. Please find enclosed the application and the documents with the extension letter.

My parents came to the United States to explore the beautiful city. Till this time they have hardly managed to see a part of the place. They cannot travel all day long and therefore it becomes really tough to visit more than one place in a single day. After a long time I have managed to call them to stay with me for few months. And seeing their age I am not sure whether they would be able to commute such a long journey next time or not. Moreover, my job leaves me with the limited spare time to spend with my parents.

Please find enclosed the required documents for the extension process:

• Copy of form I-94

• Copy of all pages of passport, bio-data and visa pages.

• Copy of return airline tickets

• Form I-134 and bank statements.

I request you to please consider the application for extended stay. In case of any concerns, feel free to contact me at 656-282-3237.”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for b2 visa extension”


Larry R. Gill

3655 sill street

Wellfleet, MA 24647


ATTN: I-539

2501 S. State Highway 121

Dear Sir/Madam.

I am applying for the extension of my wife B-2 tourist visa.

My wife has been in the US for a visitation, but according to her I-94, her authorized stay expires on 29th of August, 2021. But she would like to extend her stay to 30th of September, 2021.

She primarily came down to the US, in order to take our kid, who was supposed to be graduating on the 10th of August, back to Nigeria, in order to further his education over there, but there was an adjustment to their graduation date, and she wouldn’t be able to be taking him along, except she extend her visa duration.

Since this was her primary purpose of being here in the US, it wouldn’t be good if she is unable to achieve her aim, and I am working a long hour job, which left me with little time with the kid, and also visiting Nigeria isn’t viable else, I should have taken him back to Nigeria instead.

If her visa was extended, she shall be able to see over the preparation of our son graduation, and thereafter, take him back home with her.

Enclosed in this application are the following documents.

Form I-94 copies

Passport pages copies

Return airline ticket copies

Proof of her financial commitment to Nigeria, including her business lines.

Kindly note that my wife had a strong financial commitment back in Nigeria, and had no intention of remaining here in the US as a permanent resident, she own a chain of beauty spas which constantly needs her attention.

Therefore, I earnestly request that you approve her extension in the US.

In case you had any question regarding this application, kindly contact me at +1 (352) 575446


Larry Gills.”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for b2 visa extension”

“Iren S. Nguyen

2784, Spirit drive

Orange city, FL 67957



ATTN: I-539

2501 S. State Highway 121

Dear Sir/Ma

I am applying for an extension of my husband non-immigrant status in the US, and enclosed is my form I-539.

His current visa is valid until 27/08/2021, but we shall love a 3 month extension.

He was here on a visitation, but he recently fell sick and was diagnosed of colon cancer, of which he had an operation scheduled at St. Thomas hospital, on 25/10/2021, please see attached letter from doctor Jen of St. Thomas hospital.

There are no professional doctor to handle a colon cancer operation back in our home country as many who are also diagnosed of same ailment are usually referred to an international


Enclosed are:

Copy of I-94 Records

Copy of passport and visa pages

Copy of return airline ticket

A copy of our financial statements.

A reference letter from St. Thomas hospital

I am also assuring you that my husband shall return to our home country after a successful operation since he had to preside over the affairs of his business.

For further inquiries, kindly contact: +1 (343) 57575644


Iren Nguyen.”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for b2 visa extension

Who are eligible to apply for a visa extension?

You may apply to extend your stay if:

  • You were lawfully admitted into the United States with a nonimmigrant visa
  • Your nonimmigrant visa status remains valid
  • You have not committed any crimes that make you ineligible for a visa
  • You have not violated the conditions of your admission

How long should a cover letter be?

The cover letter should be one page.

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