Has anyone used Visa Revalidation options as listed below for H1B? This looks different from AVR. Any experiences? Visa Revalidation through a U.S. consulate: In order to be eligible for Visa Revalidation through a U.S. consulate, you must meet the following requirements you must apply for visa revalidation at the U.S. consulate where you obtained your original visa; you must have a valid passport; and you must be prepared to travel to the U.S. consulate for an interview if required. Visa Revalidation through the State Department: In order to be eligible for Visa Revalidation through the State Department, you must meet the following requirements: you must be in either E, H, L, O, or P status; your passport must be valid for at least six (6) months; your visa must either be valid for sixty (60) days or less, or your visa must have expired for no more than twelve (12) months; and finally you must travel abroad for only a short time period and intend to return to the U.S. with the reissued visa.