Skip to main content

O-1 Visa stamp renewal, best countries?

I'm a Brazilian in the US with an O-1 visa.

As you may know, this visa expires every 3 years but there's a stamp that needs to be renewed if I leave the country (in my case, every 3 months). This renewal happens in the country I'm visiting before I fly back to the US.

3 months is a really short time, so basically on every international trip, I must make sure I have an appointment in the consulate to get a new stamp. I've done it in Brazil twice and it takes 3 visits to the consulate (biometrics, interview, and passport pickup), which means I need to stay in São Paulo for at least 2 weeks.

I really want to travel internationally but can't find any information on countries with the best consulate/embassy services, so I can be sure to get my stamp before coming back.

Any advice from O-1 visa holders?


  1. The 3-month expiration on the stamp varies by country, I should have made that clearer, sorry. Most people should have more time in between stamps, Brazil seems to be one of the most strict ones.
  2. And fair -- embassies all closed/very busy now. But I still wonder, in "normal" times, for O-1 holders that want to take a vacation and renew the stamp: what is your thinking process? Do you choose a country based on the times available for the interview? How do you plan for a trip that is months in advance? Or do you just go for it?
submitted by /u/Fearless_Willow3563
[link] [comments]


Popular posts from this blog

What is the DS-160 form and how do I fill it out?

The DS-160 form is a vital document that every individual applying for a United States nonimmigrant visa must complete. Whether you're planning to visit the U.S. for tourism, business, or any other purpose, this form is a crucial step in the visa application process. Here, we will guide you on how to fill out the DS-160 form effectively to ensure a smooth visa application journey. Firstly, it's important to note that the DS-160 form is an online application, so you'll need a stable internet connection to access and fill it out. Begin by visiting the U.S. Department of State's official website and locating the DS-160 form. Once there, carefully read through the instructions and gather all the necessary information and documents before starting the form. As you navigate through the DS-160 form, you'll encounter multiple sections covering personal information, travel plans, family details, work history, and security-related questions. It is crucial to be honest and

Tips for Increasing Your Chances in the Green Card Lottery

Are you dreaming of relocating to the land of opportunities? The Green Card Lottery DV (Diversity Visa) could be your ticket to making that dream a reality. Each year, thousands of individuals from eligible countries participate in this lottery, hoping to secure permanent residency in the United States. While the lottery is a game of chance, there are a few tips that can boost your chances of success. In this article, we will explore some effective strategies to increase your likelihood of winning the Green Card Lottery DV. 1. Submitting Early: Don't wait until the last minute to submit your application. The Green Card Lottery DV has a limited number of slots available, and once they are filled, no more applications will be accepted. By submitting your application early, you ensure that you have a higher chance of being considered. 2. Review the Eligibility Criteria: Before applying, carefully review the eligibility requirements for the Green Card Lottery DV. Ensure that you

What is the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and who is eligible?

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is a valuable opportunity for travelers to visit the United States without the need for a traditional visa. Designed to promote tourism and foster international relationships, the VWP allows citizens from specific countries to enter the US for up to 90 days for business or tourism purposes. This program not only facilitates seamless travel but also saves time and money for eligible individuals. To be eligible for the VWP, one must meet certain criteria. Firstly, the traveler must be a citizen of a participating country, which currently includes 39 nations primarily from Europe and Asia. Additionally, individuals must possess a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval, obtained online prior to departure. This simple process involves providing personal information and responding to a series of security-related questions. The VWP offers numerous advantages that make it a preferred option for eligible travelers. The most significant b