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Super quick question. I am in the US on an E2 visa that

Hi, super quick question...

Hi, super quick question. I am in the US on an E2 visa that expires in 2021 and my UK passport expires in 2026. However, the visa simply gives the length of time that I can apply for entry into the US. Immigration document (I-94) states how long I can stay, and that is always only two years. So, I have to leave the country by May 26th, but I am right in assuming that I only have to leave for 10 mins? eg, I can fly to Canada, turn round and fly straight back in again, as long as I pass through immigration my I-94 will be renewed for another 2 years?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?

Not yet, I know my employer can file for I-94 extension, I just figured it would be easier for me to get a flight to Canada and turn round and come back

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer about the E-2 visa?

I have the visa etc..it's perfectly valid until 2021, but my I-94 is only valid for 2 years

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Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if the news is not good that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

The super quick questions usually have complicated and long answers. A trip to Canada, Mexico or any of the adjacent islands to the U.S. is normally supposed to last 30 or more days for a new I-94 to be issued. So you may want to go to some place in Central America, for example, (not Mexico) for at least a day and then you should not have a problem getting a new I-94 for 2 years.

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