For many foreign nationals living and working in the United States, the summer is a popular time to travel back to their native countries and renew their visa paperwork. For these individuals, gaining entry back into the U.S. is growing more and more challenging as the process to attaining an approved visa application is becoming more complicated and the wait times are increasing.
Given the increasing difficulty, foreign nationals should be prepared for their current visa issuance and admission experience to be very different from their last experience. If you are traveling abroad to renew your visa paperwork, here are some helpful tips to facilitate the process:
Have a valid passport – Your current passport should be valid for at least six months and with at least three free or unmarked pages. In some cases, your passport should be valid for the complete period of the anticipated U.S. stay.
Check back often for new travel tips as we continue this series throughout the summer.