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I have quick question related to visitor visa for US, no I

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Hello I have quick question...
Hello I have quick question related to visitor visa for US
JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?
Customer: no I do have Visitor Visa for US and I have Canadian PR and I am citizen of India
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: My Question is - I stayed in US for 9 months (with approved extension) can I go to Canada and re-enter US. Or do I have to Leave North America to reenter?
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: no
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For purposes of re-entering, it is fine to simply go to Canada and then come back. This still counts as leaving and coming back.

However note that if you are simply seeking to "reset" your visitor visa for another 6 or more months, this is not how this works. If you are on a visitor visa, as a rule of thumb, you have to stay out of US as many months or more before coming back in. In other words, you need to spend more time abroad than in USA when on a B2 visa. While this is discretionary and subjective, US officials may deny you entry or limit your B2 visa to only 1-2 months for the particular entry, if they feel that you are "abusing" the B2 visa by "living" in USA for all intents and purposes, and are simply going abroad for a few days/weeks to "reset" the visa.

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