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

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Overview

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.

Requirements

B1/B2 (tourist) visa applicants:

 

    • Applicant possesses a valid B1/B2 visa (or one that has expired within the past 12 months) and is at least 35 years old.

 

                Or,

 

    • Applicant possesses a valid B1/B2 visa (or one that has expired within the past 12 months) and is less than 14 years old, will not turn 14 in the next two weeks, and both parents have valid B1/B2 visas.

C1/D (crewmember) visa applicants:

    • Applicant possesses a valid C1/D visa (or one that has expired within the past 12 months).

H2B or H2A visa applicants:

    • Applicant possesses a valid H2B or H2A visa (or one that has expired within the past 12 months) and is applying for the same type.

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 B1/B2 visas.
    • For C1D applicants: copy of contract, letter of employment and boarding itinerary.
    • For H2B or H2A applicants: copy of the approved petition (I-797), and if you stayed after the expiration of your H2B or H2A visa, copies of all approved or pending extensions of stay (I-129s).

 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 www.ustraveldocs.com

Step 3: Pay the nonrefundable application fee in Banco Atlantida 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 any of the following apply to you, you must schedule a regular appointment:

    • The applicant’s 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.
    • Applicants in the age range of 0-13 that has never had a tourist visa before.
    • If the applicant is under 14, both parents don’t have valid B1/B2 visas.
    • Applicants in the age range of 14-34 years of age need an interview regardless of prior visas.
    • Applicants 35 years and older that do not have a prior visa.
    • 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.
    • Your last visa was not issued in Honduras.
    • You have ever been arrested in the United States for any reason (regardless of the final outcome of your arrest).