B2 visa Revoked/Cancelled
I apologize for the long rant in advance and would appreciate information that would clarify my concerns.
I came to the US on a B2 visa and was given 6 months at the airport. I stayed the duration and put in an application for an extension for another 5 months.
The extension was granted and I was notified of the approval 35 days before the date of expiry of the extension.
I was looking to buy or start a business without any intent to change status and leave the US and this was the reason I wanted to extend in addition to tourism and meet friends.
I put in for another extension for 2 more months and paid the fees and this time included the finger prints fee as this was the new rule.
I could not find any lucrative business and decided that its would be best to leave the US and if I was able to find any business that was of interest to me, I'd return for a short while.
I left the US before a decision was made on my extension exactly on the 37th day after my first extension expired.
Just before I boarded the flight, I was asked how long I was in the US and which visa by an officer. I replied I was on a B2 visa and I and I was in the US for a year and I applied and got an extension.
He asked if I have any papers and I showed him my I-795 approval notice.
He told me that since I overstayed my extension, this visa is cancelled. I told him that I put in for another extension but was leaving before a decision was made and I followed all procedures and didn't do anything illegal.
He still insisted that this visa is cancelled regardless and didn't want me to fly back to the US later and be refused entry and lose the money. He said that I will have to apply for another visa and if granted, I could come back.
I am very sad and distressed to know that but all my searches gave me results confirming what he told me but there was no information to show that this would still apply to me even though I applied for an extension and paid the fees.
Just to clarify, I was in the US for a total of 1 year and I work remotely and don't need to be in any particular place for work which gives me the freedom to be in any part of the world without any work related restrictions.
If someone could shed light in this and hopefully give me some information I would appreciate it. I loved being In the US and it really bothers me that I messed up unintentionally.