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This is Big! You can Renew H-1B Visa in the US Now


WASHINGTON, DC- Under a pilot program launched, now qualified Indian and Canadian H-1B non-immigrant visa applicants can renew their visas in the US itself. The Department of State will release a maximum of 20,000 application slots through April 1, 2024. The pilot program is limited to renewal of visas issued in India and Canada only.

Application slots will be released on the following entry period dates: Jan 29; Feb 5; Feb 12; Feb 19 and Feb 26.

According to the State Department announcement, individuals who do not meet the requirements for participation in the pilot program, or those who choose not to participate in the pilot program, may continue to apply for visa renewal at a US embassy or consulate overseas.

The application period will close when all application slots are filled or on April 1, 2024, whichever comes first.

Approximately 2,000 slots per week will be available for applicants whose most recent H-1B was issued by US Mission India with an issuance date of Feb 1, 2021, through Sep 30, 2021.

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