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Canada, Mexico and adjacent islands for J-1 scholars

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J-1 scholars whose visa has expired may be able to return to the U.S. after traveling to  Mexico, Canada and neighboring islands/U.S. territories under the following conditions:

The automatic visa revalidation process re-validates that you are eligible to enter the U.S. for this single trip. It is not considered a new admission to the U.S. nor a renewal of a visa.  If you are considering using the automatic visa revalidation process, please contact ISSC to set up an appointment to meet with an advisor.