The State Department has sent a draft notice of its forthcoming stateside visa renewal pilot to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the next step in the program’s implementation.
Though details of the pilot will remain confidential until released by the State Department, the initial phase is expected to allow eligible H-1B nonimmigrants to renew their expired or expiring visas without the need to travel to a U.S. consulate abroad. The State Department is expected to expand the program to other nonimmigrant visa categories in subsequent phases.
The opening date of the pilot is not yet known but is expected to occur later this year.
Davidson Law Group is closely monitoring the situation and will share any updates once they are announced.