I am eligible for visa renewal without interview according to the timeframe. However, since the last issuance I applied once again and was refused. Can I still apply for visa renewal?
Unfortunately, if you have received a refusal for a visa with the same classification subsequent to your last visa issuance, you cannot renew your visa without an interview. If you wish to apply for a visa, you will need to make an appointment for an interview with a consular officer.
I was issued a non-immigrant visa during the last 4 years, but recently I had to renew my passport. Since the passport data has changed, does it make me ineligible to apply for visa renewal without interview?
No, it doesn’t. Even though the passport data has changed, you are still eligible to apply for visa without interview, provided you meet the other requirements.
I have a son who is under 14 years of age and would like to go to the U.S. for summer holidays. His mother, who has never had a visa before, wishes to accompany him. What should we do?
Neither your son nor his mother is eligible to apply for visa renewal without interview. However, his mother may make an appointment for an interview with a consular officer and bring his son’s application, instead of taking her son to the interview. Children under the age of 14 do not have to appear for a personal interview.
I am eligible to apply for visa renewal without interview. Can my spouse or other family member drop off my passport and application?
All applicants applying for a U.S. visa renewal must drop off their own passport and application. There are two exceptions: (1) Those over the age of 79, whose passports and applications may be dropped off by a family member not traveling provided that person makes an appointment, and (2) Those that are traveling with another visa renewal-qualified person who will bring passports and applications for all members of the traveling party.
I was issued a visa before and I don’t remember when that was since I have since changed my passport. How can I find out if I am eligible to renew my visa without interview?
I was issued an A2 visa last year. Now I wish to apply for a B1/B2 visa. Since A2 visas are fingerprint-exempt, do I have to make an appointment for interview with a Consular Officer?
Yes. If you decide to apply for a B1/B2 visa, fingerprints will be required. Since your previous visa issuance was fingerprint-exempt, you are ineligible to renew visa without interview at this time.
I have never been issued non-immigrant visa, but there are no available slots in the morning available to make an appointment. Can I make an appointment for Monday 14:00?
No. Monday, 14:00 appointment is strictly for individuals applying for renewal of their visas. Entrance to the Embassy for applicants who appear on Monday, at 14:00 for an interview with the Consular Officer, will not be allowed. They need to make an appointment for an interview at regular hours (8:30am – 11:30am) for applicants who are not eligible for visa renewal without interview.
My application for visa renewal without interview was refused for not meeting the requirements. I wish to make an appointment for the interview with the Consular Officer. Should I pay another 160 US dollars for my interview with the Consular Officer?
No. You are not required to make another payment if you intend to apply for visa with the same application form. Once you make an appointment for the interview, please make sure to bring the copy of your receipt for the payment with other required documents. However, if you wish to apply for different visa category with different purpose of travel, you need to make payment for the new application.