Visa Renewal without an Interview

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.

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.

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.

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.

You may send the Consular Section an email at with your full name and date of birth to ask about your eligibility to apply for visa renewal.

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.

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.

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.