Renew my visa

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Overview

As of October 1st, 2018, applicants who wish to renew their B1/B2 visa do not need to physically come to the Embassy.  Applicants may now send their documents through Cargo Expreso as long as they meet the requirements detailed below.

Qualifications

You may be eligible for the Interview Waiver if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are applying to renew a B1/B2 (Business/Tourism) visa
  • You are 30 years old or older.
  • Your most recent B1/B2 visa is still valid or expired less than 12 months ago
  • Your most recent B1/B2 visa is full validity, meaning that it was issued with multiple entries for 10 years.
  • Your most recent B1/B2 visa was issued in Guatemala 
  • You have not been denied the renewal of your B1/B2 visa
  • Your last B1/B2 visa has not been stolen or lost
  • Your last B1/B2 visa has not been canceled or revoked
  • If you are applying for a visa with other members of your family, everyone must comply with all the same criteria.

If you do NOT meet the above mentioned qualifications, please visit the following link for additional information on renewing your visa: Apply for a Visa

How to apply? 

Step 1                                                                                          

Pay the visa fee. The visa fee page lists the visa types and correlating visa fee in US dollars and local currency.  To pay your visa fee, read the Bank and Payment Options page. This page explains how to make your visa fee payment. You must keep your receipt number to book your visa appointment.


Step 2

Complete the DS-160 form. Be sure to read the Guidelines for Completing the DS-160 Form carefully. All information must be correct and accurate. Once the form is submitted, you cannot make any changes. You will need your DS-160 number to book your appointment.  Please note that the call center cannot help you complete your DS-160.


Step 3

Create a profile in our system. Follow this link and click on “New User”.  Complete all fields and create a password.

 
Step 4

Schedule an appointment.  Log in and click on “Schedule Appointment” on the left-hand side of your screen.  For each applicant you will need: 

  • The applicant's passport number
  • The receipt number from Banco Banrural. (Click hereif you need help finding this number.)
  • The ten (10) digit barcode number from the applicant's DS-160 confirmation page.

In the system, you will be able to select your visa type, enter personal data, add dependents, select your document delivery location, and confirm visa payment.  The system will ask multiple questions in order to verify if the applicant meets all the requirements for the Interview Waiver.

NOTE: If you appear to qualify for a waiver of the visa interview, your computer will generate an Interview Waiver confirmation letter, which contains a list of required documents.  Please print two copies of the Interview Waiver confirmation letter and submit the documents listed.


Step 5

Mail your documents to the Embassy.  Go to the Cargo Expreso branch that you selected with the following documents:

  1. Two (2) copies of the Interview Waiver confirmation sheet
  2. Current passport
  3. Your last B1/B2 visa
  4. DS-160 confirmation sheet. Please ensure the barcode on your DS-160 confirmation page is clearly printed and readable; avoid sending any blurry, smudged, or incomplete bar codes.
  5. 5cm x 5cm photograph taken within the last six months. Please refer to Photo and Fingerprints for more information.  Please do not staple the photo as it may damage the photo and render it unusable resulting in the delay of your case.

Cargo Expreso will send all documents to the US Embassy at no charge and return the passport to the agency you previously selected. If you have any questions about the B1/B2 visa renewal process please contact our call center in the following link: Contact Us

Additional Information 
  • Please do not send all prior passports, only the passport containing the most recently expired visa and a current valid passport is required.
  • If your spouse is also applying, please put both applications in the same envelope.
  • Please do not send original documents or any other documents with your application.
  • Documents such as birth certificates, bank statements, job letters etc. will be destroyed.
  • Please do not staple your prior passports together-removing staples from the passports may result in damages to your travel document.
  • Please remove all passport covers or protectors as they will be discarded.

Apply for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa.