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I have been held for DUI and currenlty i have my L1B till nov 2019 but my 194 exoires on dec 2018

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I want to know if the 194 extension affects for this DUI

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Yes, it will affect you. A DUI is considered a serious misdemeanor and is like all criminal convictions a violation of the terms of your visa. The best scenario is to convince the state to allow you to plea to reckless driving and serve less than one year probation. Even so this is a violation of the terms of your visa.

That said, the extension of status should not be affected by the conviction although a new visa application will be scrutinized and may be rejected. . Keep in mind that the extension of status is done within the USCIS by the filing of the petition; a visa stamp in the passport is not required in order for you to continue to maintain valid status. Therefore, as long as you are in the US and not traveling internationally, you should be fine for the extension.

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