Renew My Visa

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Applications submitted via the Interview Waiver Program may take up to 30 days to process. We cannot return your passport to you or provide status updates during this time. Please do not submit your passport if you have immediate travel plans.

Please note that applicants applying with Syrian passports are not eligible for the interview waiver renewal process, even if they are legally resident in Jordan.  If you are renewing in accordance with the requirements, your interview with the consular officer will be waived.  In some cases, an in-person interview may be required at the Embassy to provide fingerprints or if the consular officer evaluating your case needs further information.

Applicants applying to renew their visas must be physically present in Jordan when submitting their applications and may be called to the Embassy at any point in the renewal process.

Update to the Visa Renewal and Interview Waiver Processes

The U.S. Embassy in Amman is processing visa renewals without interviews for all visa categories. Any application received that does not have a valid confirmation sheet or that falsely answered eligibility questions to receive a confirmation sheet will be returned without processing. Failing to provide required documents, including a valid passport or a photograph taken within the last 6 months, will result in the delay of your visa application.

Applicants applying for a first-time F, H-1, H-3, H-4, non-blanket L, M, O, P, Q, and academic J visa who were previously issued any class of visa may be eligible for the Interview Waiver program.  Please follow the ATLAS “Visa Renewal Without Interview” process to determine if you qualify for this program and submit your documentation following the instructions if so.

  • Login to your profile and select the “Visa Renewal Without Interview” category.
  • Select the correct visa class and enter your personal and contact information. This information, including your email address and phone number, must be valid and current.
  • Answer the interview waiver ineligibility questions.
  • If you do not qualify, you must schedule an in-person interview. The Embassy is open for routine B1/B2 visa appointments. Please schedule visa your profile.
  • If you qualify, you will be asked to select a location for document delivery, associate your MRV visa fee receipt to your profile, and select the date and time you will drop off your documents at Aramex. You must include the confirmation letter generated by the system when dropping off your documents. You must also include all documents listed on the confirmation letter, including your valid passport, the DS-160 application form confirmation page, a new photograph, and all current and expired passports.

Visa Renewal Without Interview for Student, Exchange, and Work Visas

If you currently have a valid visa in any category other than B1/B2 (including F, M, J, H, L, or O visas for students, exchange visitors, and workers) in your passport and need to renew your visa at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, you may submit your renewal application via the Interview Waiver Program. Please select the “Visa Renewal Without Interview for Non Business and Tourism” option when you schedule your Interview Waiver appointment. Bring your valid passport and all required documentation as listed below to Aramex for processing on your scheduled date.

Please note:

  • Please schedule your Interview Waiver appointment as early as possible. The Embassy will make all efforts to process the renewals quickly, but cannot guarantee visa issuance or timeline of the application process.
  • You may be required to appear for an in-person interview. You must be physically present in Jordan to use this process.
  • A new photo (taken within the last six months) is required, and submitting the same photo as your prior visa will result in a processing delay.

Required documentation for F and M visas:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • I-20 form
  • SEVIS payment receipt
  • Visa application payment receipt
  • New photo
  • School transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
  • For F visas, you will be required to pay the 76 JD/$106 USD reciprocity fee at the Embassy. Please be prepared to spend 30-60 minutes at the Embassy for processing and payment.

Required documentation for J visas:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • DS-2019 form
  • SEVIS payment receipt
  • Visa application payment receipt
  • New photo

Required documentation for H, L, and O visas:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Visa application payment receipt
  • I-797 Notice of Action form
  • New photo

How to Apply

Step 1: DS-160 Application

Determine your visa type by reading Common Nonimmigrant Visas. Each visa type explains the qualifications and application items. Choose the visa type that applies to your situation.

Be sure to also review the Visa Waiver Program. If your country of citizenship participates in the Visa Waiver Program, you do not need to apply for a visa if you are traveling for business or pleasure and will only be staying in the Unites States for 90 days or less.

Complete the Non-immigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form.

Step 2:  Update Profile

Log-in to our online applicant system to create a profile and select courier service options (if available).  Please ensure all your personal and contact information on your profile is correct otherwise there will be delays in your visa application processing. 

As you go through the process you will answer the interview waiver questions which will evaluate your eligibility to apply for a visa without an interview. You will also be prompted to select the courier location where you will dropoff and pickup your documents. 

Step 3:  Make Payment

You will be prompted to pay the visa application (MRV) fee using the payment options available in your country of application. 

Step 4:  Print Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter

After you enter your MRV fee payment receipt on your profile you will have access to Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter if you qualify to renew your visa. Otherwise you will be directed to the interview appointment calendar. 

Gather all the required documents listed on the interview wavier confirmation letter, including your DS-160 confirmation page, MRV fee receipt, current and previous passports, photo, and a letter explaining your travel purpose and itinerary. Depending on the visa category, you may require additional documentation and a reciprocity fee. Please refer to your specific visa category page for additional required documents.

Step 5:  Go to Courier Location

Go to one of the courier locations specified  here with your required documents.

Step 6:  Delivery to Consulate

The courier will deliver your documents to the U.S. Embassy.

Step 7:  Passport Retrieval

At the end of the visa adjudication process, the U.S. Embassy will return your documents and your passport to you at the chosen document delivery address in your profile. You will receive an email and SMS once your documents are ready for pickup at the courier location you selected. 

Important Note: The use of the mail-in service does not guarantee visa issuance. In some cases, applicants may still be required to appear for a visa interview. 

Provide Your Current and Prior Passport

If you are renewing your visa, please remember to provide your current passport and the passport with your most recent visa in it.  Applicants with dual nationalities should present passports for both countries.  It is important you provide both your passports when you apply for your visa renewal or you may be required appear for an in-person interview.

General Information

If the passport containing the prior visa has expired, you will need to first renew the passport, and then submit both the new and all old passports with your renewal application.  Additionally, all applicants must pay the $160 visa fee and bring a printed copy of the confirmation page of the online DS-160 form as well as a new 2x2 color photograph.

NOTE: Please keep in mind that submitting an application under this visa renewal service does not guarantee approval of a visa.  The adjudication of all visa applications must comply with all U.S. rules and regulations regarding visa issuance.

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