Annual Renewals

Visas are typically issued by the Embassy in the applicants’ home country for a period of three years. SEVIS records for each teacher are updated annually to ensure teachers are in good standing and have updated information on their record. Monthly wellness check-ins and annual reports, detailing how they have participated in cross-cultural activities, are a factor in the renewal process. Any participant who has pursued a change of status to another visa type is no longer eligible to participate in the BridgeUSA visa program.