Visa revalidation is the process whereby certain individuals may renew their visa without leaving the country. Foreigners in the U.S. who wish to travel abroad for a brief period are faced with the risk that they will be unable to return to the U.S. after they conclude their trip, since they lack a valid visa allowing them to enter the U.S. Visa revalidation is designed to alleviate this problem by allowing certain foreigners to obtain a new visa through the Department of State, without leaving the U.S.
The Visa Revalidation Process is available to the following classes:
· E (Treaty traders/Investors)
· H (Specialty Occupation Aliens)
· L (Intra-company Transferees)
· O (Aliens of Extraordinary Ability)
· P (Artists or Entertainers)
Are there any Additional Requirements?
In addition to having one of the above visas (E, H, L, O, P), one must meet the following:
· be under avalid status, and
· possess a passport that is valid for at least six (6) months; and
·have an original E, H, L, O or P Visa that is valid for 60 days or less, or
· have an original visa that expired within the past twelve (12) months.
(Updated 10/10/12 by NT)
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