Automatic Visa Revalidation

F-1 Students

F-1 students and their F-2 dependents whose visas have expired and who plan to travel to Canada, Mexico or the adjacent Caribbean islands for 30 days or less may re-enter the U.S. as though their visa were still valid. Download our helpful handout if you anticpate using automatic visa revalidation. 

J-1 Exchange Visitors

J-1 Exchange Visitors and their J-2 dependents whose visas have expired and who plan to travel to Canada, Mexico or the adjacent Caribbean islands for 30 days or less may re-enter the U.S. as though their visa were still valid. This applies also to J-1 scholars who changed their status in the U.S. and whose visa is in the category in which they entered the US. Download our helpful handout if you anticpate using automatic visa revalidation. 

H-1B/TN/E-3 Employees

Individuals in H-status are also eligible for Automatic Visa Revalidation when traveling to Canada or Mexico for less than 30 days. When in H-status, traveling to any of the Caribbean islands under the automatic visa revalidation process is not an option. Download our helpful handout if you anticpate using automatic visa revalidation.