Renewals

If you have had a visa in the past, you are considered a renewing applicant.  You will need to present your previous visa.  If you were refused when renewing previously, if your visa was cancelled, or if your last visa was lost or stolen, you will need to appear for an interview.  If you renewed a visa previously and were refused, or if your visa was cancelled, you will still need to appear for an interview.

Many applicants qualify to have their interview waived. Qualified applicants only need to appear at the Applicant Service Center (Centro de Atencion a Solicitantes).

Applicant is 6 years of age or under Mexican child is 6 years of age or younger.  Both parents are Mexican or third country nationals residing in Mexico with immigration status (FM2 or FM3), and at least one parent holds a valid, full validity visa.  See additional requirements.

Applicant is 80 years of age or older Mexican applicant or third country national residing in Mexico with immigration status (FM2 or FM3) is 80 years of age or older.  The applicant has never been arrested or convicted of a crime, 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.  See additional requirements.

Applicant is renewing a visa:

Certain Mexican visa applicants or qualifying third country nationals (residing in Mexico with FM2 or FM3 status, and whose previous visa was issued at a U.S. Embassy or consulate in Mexico) whose BCC, BBBCV, B1/B2, C1/D, E, F, H, I, J, L1, M, O, P, R and TN visas have expired within the last 12 months may apply for visas without being interviewed. The applicant MUST have never been arrested or convicted of a crime, 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.  See additional requirements.