Visa Revalidation

General Information

The Visa Revalidation Division of the Visa Office used to accept applications for revalidation of petition-based employment category (H, L, O, and P) visas from applicants who hold a visa of the same category and meet certain other criteria. Revalidation is also called renewal or reissuance. Visa revalidation has been discontinued in the United States and all new visas must be issued by a US consulate abroad.