Visa for Applicants Under 14 and 80 Years or Older


Visa applicants under 14 years old and 80 years or older may qualify for exemption from an in-person interview and may not need a personal appearance at the U.S Embassy in Jakarta or the U.S. Consulate in Surabaya when applying for or renewing a visa.


  • Under 14 years old - To qualify for interview waiver, either or both parents of the applicant must have a valid U.S. visa.
  • 80 years or older - Applicants 80 years or older do not require an interview.

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, follow the steps below:

Step 1
Complete the non-immigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form; please see this link for the guidelines.

Step 2
Log in to our appointment system and create a profile. Once logged in, choose “Schedule Appointment.” As you go through the process you will answer the interview waiver questions which will evaluate your eligibility to apply for a visa or renew your visa through interview waiver.

Step 3
After you answer the questions, you will be prompted to pay and enter the visa application (MRV) fee. Please see this link for more information on how to pay your MRV fee. If you are eligible to apply for a visa or renew your visa through interview waiver, you will be able to print out the “Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter”.

Step 4
Gather following documents and drop them off at the nearest RPX Document Drop-off Location any weekdays between 10am – 3pm. You do not need to come in person to drop off your documents.

  1. DS-160 Confirmation Page
  2. Current passport and previous passport with your last valid visa (if any)
  3. Copy of KITAS / KITAP for legal residence in Indonesia
  4. One photo (colored, white background, unretouched, 5x5 cm, taken within the last 6 months). Please see the link for photo requirements .
  5. Interview waiver confirmation letter
  6. MRV or EFT Receipt

Additional documents for applicants under 14 years old:

  1. Copy of birth certificate.
  2. Copy of one parent’s valid B1/B2 U.S. visa.

Step 5
RPX courier will deliver your documents to the US Embassy/Consulate.

Step 6
At the end of the adjudication process, RPX courier will return your passports and documents at your chosen delivery address or pick up location. If eligible, your passport will contain your visa. If not eligible to apply for a visa or renew your visa through interview waiver, you will receive a notification by e-mail.

Important Notes:

  • The U.S Embassy in Jakarta and U.S. Consulate in Surabaya reserve the right to interview any applicant. If an interview is required, an Embassy or Consulate representative will contact you
  • If you drop off your documents for renewal but are not eligible for the Interview Waiver, your application will be placed on hold, and you will be asked to schedule a regular appointment. Please make sure you are eligible for the Interview Waiver based on the above criteria. You should submit your application well in advance of your travel plans,
  • If additional information or document is needed, you will be informed by email or phone. Please make sure the e-mail address in your application is valid and please check your e-mail regularly after you drop your application.
  • All applicants must qualify on their own. Spouses, parents, or any other family member unable to meet the interview waiver criteria will not be eligible for interview waiver. Those applicants must schedule a regular appointment.
  • You must be physically present in Indonesia. An application cannot be sent by international mail to be processed.