Automatic Visa Revalidation FAQs

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Automatic Visa Revalidation (AVR) Traveling to Canada

Authored on: Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:13

Question

My wife is in F-1 visa status (cos from H-4) and I am on H-1B (I-140 approved). She needs to travel to Canada for an academic conference and she doesn't have stamping on her passport. Can we apply for visa stamping in Canada?

Answer

Watch the Video on this FAQ: Automatic Visa Revalidation (AVR) traveling to Canada

Video Transcript:

She can apply for visa stamping in Canada. She can just use the H-4, 1-94 and at the airport when they ask her to surrender the I-94 she can tell them that she will be using the same I-94 to come back. Keep a copy of the I-94. If they insist on the surrender you can show them a copy of the I-94. On your way back they should let you on your AVR. More...


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K-1 Visa Automatic Visa Revalidation

Authored on: Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:34

Question

K-1 visa holders are limited to a single entry. May a K-1 visa holder nevertheless take advantage of automatic visa revalidation?

Answer

Yes. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) indicates that there is no law or regulation that precludes K-1 visa holders from benefiting from the automatic revalidation provision, provided all entry requirements and criteria are met, and their K-1 status has not changed since their initial K-1 admission.