Client Alert: Domestic Renewal of H-1B Visas for Certain Applicants Now Available for a Limited Time

Shumaker Client AlertFor the first time in two decades, a limited number of eligible H-1B workers are now able to apply to renew their visas without having to leave the United States. Starting January 29, 2024, the U.S. Department of State’s pilot program will allow 20,000 eligible H-1B visa holders the opportunity to apply to renew their visas stateside.

This pilot program is limited to eligible foreign nationals who received an H-1B visa from:

  • A U.S. consulate in Canada between January 1, 2020 and April 1, 2023; or
  • A U.S. consulate in India between February 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021.

Other details regarding eligibility criteria, as well as a questionnaire to help you determine whether you are eligible, can be found here:

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