Automatic Visa Revalidation

What Is Automatic Revalidation?

Under the automatic revalidation provision of immigration law, certain temporary visitors holding expired nonimmigrant visas who seek to return to the U.S. may be admitted at a U.S. port of entry by CBP, if they meet certain requirements, including, but not limited to the following:

Automatic revalidation is not the same as applying for a new visa. It simply allows you to re-enter the U.S. if you meet the above qualifications without having to apply for a new visa. Please be aware that re-entrance is ultimately up to the discretion of the CBP official.

Automatic Revalidation does not apply in the following circumstances. The traveler would need a valid visa before re-entering if he/she has:

For more information, please visit the Department of State's website or consult the ISSS Office before traveling.

Last modified: Jul 22, 2015
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