Anne Sacoolas is due to face criminal proceedings in the UK after being charged with causing Harry Dunn’s death by dangerous driving.
The 44-year-old US citizen, the wife of a US diplomat, is accused of killing the teenager in a road crash outside US military base RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on 27 August 2019.
The case will be heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on January 18, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
It is understood she will appear via video link from the US, according to PA news agency.
But a spokesperson for the law firm representing Ms Sacoolas said: “While we have always been willing to discuss a virtual hearing, there is no agreement at this time.”
A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said: “While the challenges and complexity of this case are well known, we remain committed to securing justice in this matter.
“The case will be heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 18 January.”
Mr Dunn, 19, died in August 2019 after a car hit his motorbike near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire.
Ms Sacoolas had diplomatic immunity asserted on her behalf by the US government, and left the UK 19 days after the collision.
Mr Dunn’s mother, Charlotte Charles, said her family were feeling “very emotional and overwhelmed” after hearing the news.
Foreign secretary Liz Truss said: “Welcome news that Anne Sacoolas will face a UK court.
“We continue to support the family to get justice for Harry Dunn.”