Update to Visas Services

Important Notice

Visa Services: 

Updated: February 3, 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
Guadalajara Yes No Yes Yes No No
Hermosillo Yes No Yes No No Yes
Matamoros Yes No No No No Yes
Merida Yes No Yes Yes No No
Mexico City No No Yes Yes E2 only No
Monterrey Yes No Yes No E1 emergency cases only Yes
Nogales Yes No No No No Yes
Nuevo Laredo Yes No Yes No No 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 may schedule a renewal appointment at  https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv. Eligibility requirements for visa renewal can be found at https://mx.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/ 

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/es/visas-es/contactenos-form/. For immigrant visa cases, please contact us at https://mx.usembassy.gov/visas/contact-us-form/ 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 us at visas_mexico@state.gov 

For answers to frequently asked questions regarding nonimmigrant visas, please visit:  https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv/information/faqs#reschedule_cancel_appt For any other questions, please contact us at: https://mx.usembassy.gov/visas/contact-us-form/.