B2 Visa

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

21. Is the CBP, US Customs and Border Protection the authorized body to extend approval at the Port of Entry?

Yes, the CBP, US Customs and Border Protection is the sole authority to permit or deny admission to a foreign national at the Port of Entry.

Note: In addition, the period for which the foreign national is authorized to remain in the U.S. is determined by the CBP, and not by the Department of State Consular Officer.