Visa Renewal Without an Interview
Repeat travelers to the United States that meet specific criteria may qualify for visa renewal without appearing at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate for an interview.
In order to qualify, applicants must meet very specific criteria in accordance with U.S. immigration law. Applicants who do not meet the following criteria will be refused, and an interview with a Consular Officer will be required to pursue a visa application.
- Nationals and/or residents of Uzbekistan who have previously been issued a full-validity visa with the same classification which is either still valid or expired less than twelve months ago.
- Nationals and/or residents of Uzbekistan who are over 79 years of age, even with no prior issuance.
- Applicants who have received a refusal for a visa with the same classification, unless that refusal was subsequently overcome.
- Applicants whose current or previous visa is annotated “CLEARANCE RECEIVED”.
- Summer Work and Travel participants.
- Previous F, M or J applicants whose SEVIS, program or institution has changed.
- Applicants who have turned 14 years old since their previous issuance and now require fingerprinting.
Please note that in accordance with U.S. immigration law, Consular officers may require an applicant to appear for a visa interview at their discretion.
If qualified to apply for a visa without an interview, please fill out the DS-160 form and email us at ConsularTashkent@state.gov to make an appointment. Please note that families travelling to the United States together may have only one member of the traveling party submit the documents for all travelers. The email must include:
- The applicant’s full name;
- The applicant’s passport number and application confirmation ID;
- The date on which the last U.S. visa expired.
- A list of countries visited in the last 10 years
All applications will be scheduled for the next available appointment date, generally for the following Monday.
If you have questions, please contact ConsularTashkent@state.gov.