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NonImmigrant Visas - Interview Waiver Programs

Applicant is renewing a visa (except B, E, H2, P, TN) issued after January 1, 2008

Applicants who are renewing a valid or recently expired visa (except B, E, H2, P, TN) that was issued after January 1, 2008 do NOT need to personally appear at the ASC and may not need to appear at the Embassy.  A representative can go to the ASC and deliver the required documents.  A Consular Officer will review the packet and determine if the applicant requires an interview.  If an interview is not required, the visa will be available for pick-up at the selected DHL Office.

Available for the following Visa Categories: C1/D, F, H1B, I, J, L, M, O, Q, R

Qualifications:

  • The applicant is renewing a full validity visa that was issued on or after January 1, 2008
  • The applicant is NOT applying for a B, E, H2, P, or TN visa.
  • The previous visa is still in the applicant’s possession.
  • The previous visa is still valid, or expired less than 12 months from the day of the appointment at the ASC.
  • The applicant is applying in the same visa category.
  • The previous visa is issued in the same applicant name, date of birth, place of birth, and nationality.
  • The applicant was at least 7 years of age at the time his/her last visa was issued.
  • The applicant completed all sections of the DS-160 online application completely and accurately.
  • The applicant has never been arrested or convicted of a crime.
  • The applicant has never been deported from the United States, denied entry to the United States, or had any other problems or difficulties with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol when attempting to enter the United States.

Process:

Go to the How to Apply section and follow the directions to make an appointment.  An applicant who meets the qualifications above should make an appointment at the ASC only.  The applicant does not need to schedule an appointment at the Embassy.  A representative of the applicant can go to the ASC and deliver the required documents. 

On the day of the appointment at the ASC, an employee will collect the following documents:

  • DS-160 Online Application Confirmation Page
  • Valid Passport with blank, available pages
  • Two color photographs, 5 cm x 5 cm, white background, forehead and ears fully visible, and wearing only small earrings
  • Prior visa
  • Review your visa class in the Visa Categories section for additional required documents

A Consular Officer will review your application packet and make a determination.  If the Consular Officer has no additional questions, your passport and new visa will be available at the DHL Office you selected when making your appointment.  If the Officer has questions about your application, a representative from the Embassy will contact you to schedule an interview at the Embassy.