Renewals

If you have had a visa in the past, you are considered a renewing applicant.  Many renewing applicants qualify to have their interview waived.  Qualified applicants only need to appear at the Applicant Service Center (Centro de Atencion a Solicitantes).  Among them are:

  • Applicants 6 years of age or under – 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.
  • Applicants 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.
  • Renewing applicants – Applicants who are Mexican or third-country nationals (residing in Mexico with FM2 or FM3 status) whose BCC, BBBCV, B1/B2, C1/D, F, H, I, J, L1, M, O, P, R and TN visas have expired within the last 12 months. The applicant MUST have the previous visa, and 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.

The Visa Section reserves the right to interview any applicant.

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.