Requirements for Visa renewal or Interview Waiver (Only for Honduran citizens and residents)

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Let us first remind you that the basic requirements and interview for a visa to the United States are the same whether you are applying for the first time, or renewing your visa. However, if you meet certain requirements, You can apply to the Visa Renewal Program or Interview Waiver.

If there are several applicants making a single appointment (for example, a family), all members in your group must meet every one of the following requirements in order to schedule an Interview Waiver appointment; otherwise, you must all make regular appointments.

Remember that in addition to the following, it is always necessary to present the regular documentation necessary for a visa.


The applicant must meet the following conditions:

    • Applicants are less than 14 years old and Both parent possess a valid B1/B2 visa.
    • Applicants are over 80 years old.


    • Is applying for the same visa type.
    • Possesses a valid B1/B2, C1/D, H2B or H2A visa (or one that has expired within the past 12 months).

Required documents:

    • Your current passport with at least 6 months of validity.
    • Your previous passport if your last visa is not in your current passport.
    • DS-160 confirmation page of your visa application.
    • One (1) color photograph, size 2x2", white background, without glasses and taken in the last six (6) months.
    • Bank receipt of the visa fee showing the payment of your visa application.
    • For minors under age 14, original birth certificate and copies of parents valid visas.
    • Copy of the H2B or H2A petition.
    • If you stayed after the expiration of your H2B or H2A visa, please provide proof of all extensions of stay.
    • Copy of C1/D contract, letter of employment and boarding itinerary.

 I meet all of the requirements.  How to apply for this program?

 Step 1:

Complete the application form, also known as the DS-160.  The questions are in English, but you can access a Spanish translation by selecting “Spanish” in the ToolTip drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the page.  Then place your cursor over a phrase to seen an instant translation. Once you have finished, please remember to print your confirmation page.

Step 2:
Create your profile in

Step 3:
Pay the nonrefundable application fee and print your proof of payment.

Step 4:

Log into your profile, respond to the questions and schedule your appointment.

Note: "In all cases, consular officers reserve the right to require an interview of any visa applicant."

"If after answering the questions of the appointment scheduling proccess you qualify for the Visa Renewal Program or Interview Waiver, qualifying applicants MUST NOT schedule an appointment or go to the Embassy for an interview. If your visa is approved, your passport will be returned through Cargo Expreso (CAEX) to the pickup location you selected. WARNING: If you did not answer the questions honestly or if the Embassy decides that you should be interviewed in person, your passport will be returned and you should contact the Call Center to schedule a regular appointment."

If any of the following apply to you, you must schedule a regular appointment:

    • The U.S. visa expired over 12 months ago.
    • The applicant is a domestic employee and traveling as such.
    • The visa you are renewing is not a B1/B2, C1/D, H2B or H2A visa.
    • Your last visa was canceled or revoked or your last visa interview was a refusal.
    • If minors parents don’t have valid visas.
    • Your visa has the following annotation: “Clearance Received”.
    • Your previous passport containing a United States visa (or that you used to enter the U.S.) was lost/stolen, whether the visas and/or passport was valid or expired.
    • If your last visa was not issued in Honduras.
    • Your last visa was issued when you were under 14 years old and you are now older than 14 years old.