Most applicants renewing their visas are only required to schedule one appointment to reapply for a nonimmigrant visa. The sole appointment will be at the Applicant Service Center (ASC) during which the applicant will be fingerprinted, a photograph for the visa will be taken, and in some cases documentation will be submitted. In some cases, a second appointment may be required at the U.S. Embassy or a consulate, during which a consular officer will interview the applicant.
In many renewal cases, visa applicants are not required to schedule a consular interview. In other renewal cases, visa application documents can be submitted on behalf of the applicant at the ASC. Please follow the instructions given to determine what the appropriate process will be to submit your visa application.
Eligibility for Renewal without Consulate Interview
Applicants who meet the following criteria can qualify for visa renewal without a consular interview:
Applicants must come in person to an ASC appointment (for fingerprints and photograph) if:
Applicants do not need to come in person, but still need an appointment to drop off the application and a recent 5X5 picture, either personally or via proxy, if:
Ineligibility for Renewal without Consulate Interview
Applicants who meet the following criteria do not qualify for visa renewal without a consular interview, please select ‘Interview Required’ to schedule an ASC appointment and a Consular interview:
Please be advised that if the applicant schedules an appointment and does not meet the Renewal criteria, the application will not be accepted and an appointment for the applicant to appear in person for an interview at the consulate will be scheduled.
The U.S. Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to interview any applicant for any reason. If the applicant(s) case requires an interview, the documents will be returned and the applicant will have to appear for an in-person interview at the Embassy or Consulate.
Note: If the applicant needs his/her passport returned within 2 weeks of submitting the application, please select ‘Interview Required’ to schedule an ASC appointment and a Consular interview.
When you provide information to CSC's Visa Program service as part of the process for scheduling a United States visa interview, paying the United States visa application fee, or otherwise, CSC receives, and then provides your information to the United States Department of State, within the United States pursuant to its contract with the United States Department of State. CSC shares the information you provide with no party other than the United States Department of State and CSC subcontractors and vendors. CSC, CSC’s subcontractors, and CSC vendors may use the information you provide for no other purpose than supporting your United States visa application through CSC’s performance of its contract with the United States Department of State.
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Date July 22, 2013