Renew My Visa

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Overview

Repeat travelers to the United States may, under some circumstances, renew their visas without appearing at the U.S. Embassy for an interview.  If you meet the Interview Waiver Program qualifications, you will be able to drop off your visa application at a 2GO courier office location.

Qualifications

If you can answer “yes” to all of the following questions, you may qualify for our Interview Waiver “Drop-Box” Program. If so, you will not need to schedule an appointment for an interview at the U.S. Embassy. 

 **Please note: if you answer YES to the below questions, but are found to be ineligible for Drop-Box service, your application will be returned to you via courier and you will be required to schedule a visa interview.  Please read all eligibility criteria carefully. If applying as a family, all family members must meet eligibility criteria. 

Eligibility Criteria for Drop-Box Applicants:

  • I have a previous B1/B2 visa that I wish to renew.
  • My visa was issued after July 1, 2007.   
  • My prior visa was valid for at least five years. 
  • My prior B1/B2 visa is still valid or expired within the last 12 months
  • I am a citizen of the Philippines.
  • My prior visa does not say “Clearance Received” or “Travel with Employer”.
  • I have my passport with my B1/B2 visa in my possession.
  • My most recent visa was issued on or after my 14th birthday.
  • The last time I applied for a B1/B2 visa it was approved. 

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, please follow this link to schedule an interview.  http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph.

If you answered “yes” to all of the questions, please follow the five easy steps below: 

How to Apply

Step 1

Pay the visa application fee. http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph/ph-niv-paymentinfo.asp

Step 2

Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form. After completing the form, print and save your confirmation page. 

Step 3

Register an account on https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/SiteRegister?country=Philippines&language=en_US

Please answer the qualifications questions carefully.

If you qualify for Drop-Box submission, you will receive a Drop-Box submission letter containing a document checklist. Print two copies of the Drop-Box Confirmation letter (one for your records and the other to be submitted with your application).  Drop off your passport along with the listed documents mentioned on the Confirmation letter at any 2GO outlet.  Please remember to include:

  • Your current passport with your most recent B1/B2 visa.
  • All passports issued since the date of your last visa (If you are missing a passport, an affidavit of loss or police report is not acceptable – you will need to schedule an interview.)
  • One copy of the Drop-Box Confirmation letter (**please note: every applicant must submit their own individual Drop Box Confirmation Letter)
  • Two photographs taken within the last six months. Click here for photo guidelines.   YOU MAY NOT SUBMIT THE SAME PHOTOGRAPH THAT APPEARED ON YOUR LAST VISA. Your photograph must show both ears, eyebrows must be exposed and you must have a neutral expression (no teeth showing and no smiling).  Failure to submit a valid photograph will result in the application being returned to you.
  • DS-160 Confirmation Page
  • Proof of Payment 

**Please be sure that all of the above items are included in your Drop-Box application.  Failure to include all requested items – including a new photo and DS-160 application - will result in return of your application via courier. 

Step 4

Please deliver your documents for Drop-Box service at any 2GO outlet. http://supplychain.2go.com.ph/CustomerSupport/tools/outlets.asp 

Step 5

If your application is approved, your passport and visa will be delivered to the address you provided.  

Please Note: Using the Drop-Box service does not guarantee visa issuance.  In some cases, you may be required to appear for a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy.  If you submit an incomplete and/or inaccurate application, or if you do not meet the criteria listed above, we will return your application via the courier and you will be asked to schedule an interview.  You should submit your application well in advance of your planned travel, to allow for the possibility that a visa interview will be necessary.