|Updated: April 14, 2021||Interview Waiver & Interview Waiver Renewals||B1/B2 First Time||Student Visas (F/M/Js)||Work Visas (H1B, L, TN)||E1 and E2||H2s|
|Ciudad Juarez||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||E2 only||No|
|Mexico City||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||E2 only||No|
|Monterrey||Yes||No||Yes||No||E1 emergency cases only||Yes|
|Tijuana||Yes||No||Yes||No||E1 emergency cases only||Yes|
* Please note that all services listed above are very limited in availability, and applicants may experience significant delays for visa appointments.
Applicants should expect a longer-than-normal wait time for this service and plan accordingly. Applicants applying in the same visa class and whose previous visa expired within the last 48 months
may be eligible for interview waiver. Applicants may schedule a renewal appointment at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv. Additional eligibility requirements for visa renewal can be found
If applicants have an urgent need for travel, they may request an emergency appointment by following the guidance found at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv/information/faqs#need_earlier_appt.
Routine appointments for applicants not ordinarily resident in Mexico are not available at this time. Any applicant currently residing in the United States who seeks to extend their legal stay should contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at this link (https://www.uscis.gov/visit-the-united-states/extend-your-stay).
For immigrant visa applicants, the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez has resumed very limited routine immigrant visa processing, beginning with spouses, children, and fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens whose appointments were canceled in March and April 2020. Immigrant visa appointments for adoptions and for cases meeting certain emergency criteria also remain available. For more information and instructions on requesting an emergency appointment, please visit https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/ciudad-juarez/visas-2/visaprocessing2021/
For case-specific inquiries for nonimmigrant visas, the applicant or applicant’s legal guardian may contact us here: https://mx.usembassy.gov/visas/contact-us-form/. For immigrant visa cases, please contact us at https://mx.usembassy.gov/public-inquiry-form-immigrant-visas-residents/ and use the inquiry form to request an emergency appointment. Immigrant visa emergency appointment requests will be considered only when the applicant will age out of his or her ability to qualify for derivative status, or in case of emergencies.
Any applicant with symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, or fever must reschedule their interview by contacting by following the instructions at: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv/information/faqs#reschedule_cancel_appt or by contacting: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv/information/contact_us
For answers to frequently asked questions regarding nonimmigrant visas, please visit: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv/information/faqs. For any other questions, please contact us at: https://mx.usembassy.gov/visas/contact-us-form/.