I have maintained my status in USA and my Visa stamping got expired July 2011.
You'll need to contact the non-immigrant visa section of the consulate to inquire. Visit their website for instructions.
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It depends on what kind of visa.
Usually Consulates don't like doing 3rd country tourist, nor student visas.
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