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R-1 Extension

I am currently in R-1 status. This is my first 30-month extension. Is it true that I will not be able to get another extension when this R-1 extension expires?

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An alien who has spent five years in the United States in R-1 status may not be readmitted to or receive an extension of stay in the United States under the R visa classification, unless the alien has resided abroad and has been physically present outside the United States for the immediate prior year.  However, if you were outside of the U.S. for any period of time during your initial R-1 validity period or during this 30-month extension, you can recapture the number of days that you were outside of the U.S.

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