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Default Extension of stay on B1/B2

Hello ,
Im an IMG currently on B1/B2 visa in USA .
my I 94 expires on nov 3 rd.
I wold like to extend my stay for 6 more months so as to give step 3 and attend interviews and to do an observership.
What is the reason i should mention in the application for extension and will there be any problem next time when i want to enter USA .

Plz help .

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Hello ,
Im an IMG currently on B1/B2 visa in USA .
my I 94 expires on nov 3 rd.
I wold like to extend my stay for 6 more months so as to give step 3 and attend interviews and to do an observership.
What is the reason i should mention in the application for extension and will there be any problem next time when i want to enter USA .

Plz help .

Thanks.
Okay. I guess each person has their own experience regarding this, but I had a very bitter one. I applied for a B1/B2 visa extension for a month after being in US for 2 months for electives. I had all documents to support the application including a letter of invitation from the university for that additional month. But my application was still rejected. And the next time I went to US, it was a nightmare at the port of entry. It was bad luck I guess that I had a pissed off officer; I went to US to give 2CS and she would not believe me despite all the documentation. I was sent to a secondary inspection room and after a very long wait and detailed questions regarding purpose of very visit to US, I was finally allowed entry. When I asked the officer in the secondary inspection room, he told me it was probably cause I applied for extension of B1 visa. In the end, for me it just wasn't worth it.
But like I said, it just depends on luck and who u get at the port of entry. I guess I was already nervous about the exam and when all the questioning began, I was essentially a mess. Good luck!
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