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If you are renewing a B1/B2, F, M, or J visa, you may qualify for an Interview Waiver/ Drop-Box service (without a visa interview) and you may submit your visa applications to the Consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh on any Thursday, between 13:00-15:00 hrs., provided you meet all of the qualifications listed below.


  • You are renewing a B1/B2, F, M or J visa that is currently valid or has expired within the last 12 months (one year).
  • You have not been refused a visa of the same type in the last year.
  • You must be physically present in Cambodia.
  • Your name, date of birth and nationality on your passport match your previous visa. You are applying for the same type of visa as your currently valid or prior visa. 

-       For F and M renewals, applicants must either:

        (a)   continue participation in the same program even at a different institution; or

        (b)   attending the same institution even in a different program.

-       For J renewals, the SEVIS number matches the prior DS-2019.

How to apply:

Step 1:

Complete visa application form DS-160. Please make sure you are using the most current DS-160 confirmation barcode. 

Step 2:

Pay the visa application fee

Step 3:

Log into your profile by using the same username and password, as well as by using the following information to answer the prompted questions, and then print out the Drop-Box Confirmation Page. 

  • Your passport number
  • The receipt number from your visa application fee receipt. (Click here if you need help finding this number.)
  • The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page 

Applicants are required to print out and complete the checklist on the Drop-Box Confirmation page, which must be submitted when applying for a visa via Drop-Box. A failure to provide the Drop-Box Confirmation page may cause delays to the administration of your application. 

Required documents to submit to the Consular section: 

  • A valid passport for travel to the United States with validity remaining at least six months beyond your intended period of stay in the United States.
  • Your most recent U.S. visa
  • A print out of DS-160 confirmation page with a barcode.
  • One NEW photo (see requirements here).
  • Visa application fee receipt from the ACLEDA bank.
  • A print out of the Drop-Box confirmation page. 

For students, vocational and exchange visitors only:

  • Original form I-20 or original form DS-2019.
  • The student’s official transcripts. 

Important Notice:

  • Read the Guidelines for Completing the Form DS-160. All information must be complete and accurate.  Your visa application may be denied if you do not properly complete your application.
  • The Drop-Box service does not guarantee visa issuance.
  • In some cases, applicants who renew their U.S. visa via Interview Waiver/ Drop-Box service may still be required to appear for a visa interview at the Consular section. Examples of this include incomplete, inaccurate applications or old photo, etc. The Consular section will contact you if additional documents or a personal interview is required.
  • The visa renewals via Interview Waiver/Drop-Box service take approximately 7 business days. If your travel is urgent, please schedule the appointment online for an in-person interview.