Notations on Nonimmigrant Visas | Root Law Group

Notations on Nonimmigrant Visas

Notations on nonimmigrant visas (NIV) regarding the purpose and duration of stay are encouraged when the visas are limited and when the use of such notations would be helpful to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspectors or other consular officers when processing future visa applications.  Positive notations such as VISIT UNCLE SAN FRANCISCO, THREE WEEKS are helpful and are authorized.  However, endorsements of a negative type such as NO ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS OR EXTENSION OF STAY RECOMMENDED or any other notation which tends to tell DHS what to do or which questions the alien’s veracity are not allowed.

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Source: The Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM)