Visa Renewal

Renewals within 12 months

Residents of Brazil who are holders of visas in the following categories may be eligible to renew their visas without interview if their visa is still valid or expired until 12 months.

  • B1 and/or B2               Business/Tourist
  • C1/D                             Transit/Crew
  • F                                    Student
  • M                                   Vocational Student

Only Brazilian citizens qualify for this renewal program.

Applicants renewing a student visa (type F or M) may be considered for waiver of the visa interview if their SEVIS number has not changed and the renewal is to attend:

  • the same institution or
  • the same program even if at a different institution.


  • For applicants who are renewing an Student visa (J visa), they may be considered exempt from interview if the SEVIS number remains the same.
  • Domestic employees renewing B1 visas will need to schedule an interview with a consular officer.


Applicants who received their most recent visa after January 1, 2008 are not required to submit new electronic fingerprints as long as this visa expired within the last 12 months prior to the appointment. These applicants should schedule an appointment at the Applicant Service Center (ASC) to deliver their documents. These documents can be delivered by the applicant or by their representative.


All renewal applicants must schedule an appointment at an Applicant Service Center (ASC). Applicants will need to bring all documents related to the visa application process (including the previous passport with any valid or expired U.S. visas) and pay any additional fees specific to their visa class, as well as the courier service which will deliver the passport, while they are at the embassy or consulate.

If you are renewing your visa and no longer have the passport with the expired visa or valid visa, you are not eligible for visa renewal. In this case, you have to follow the standard visa request process by making an appointment with ASC and your local consulate or embassy.

Please consult this chart to see the length of your previous full validity visa – PDF document (211 KB).

Please remember: in all cases, consular officers reserve the right to request an interview of any visa applicant.