Visa Renewal

How to Renew

 

  • Complete the online DS-160 application form and pay the necessary fee;
  • Schedule a time to drop off the required documents at the Applicant Service Center (ASC);
  • Required documents include a valid passport, previous passport with current visa, DS-160 barcode page, and ASC confirmation page;
  • Go in person, or send a representative to submit your documents;
  • If approved, the new visa will most likely be ready within 10 business days;
  • In rare cases, applicants may be required to submit more information or to come in for an interview. To avoid delaying your travel plans, start the process as early as possible.

Eligibility 

 

  • Brazilian or Argentine nationals whose most recent visa was issued in Brazil;
  • Must have received a 10-year B1/B2 tourist visa that is still valid OR is within 12 months of expiration;
  • Must have had 10 fingerprints captured in a prior visa application;
  • Passport was not reported as lost or stolen;
  • Must have no refusals since most recent visa issuance;
  • Students who are renewing their F or M visa, provided the SEVIS number has not changed and the renewal is for the same school or program;
  • Exchange Visitors who are renewing their J visa, provided the SEVIS number has not changed and the renewal is for the same school or program;
  • Crew Visitors whose visa is still valid or is within 12 months of expiration.

 

FAQs

 

  • What happens if my visa expired over a year ago?
    • You will need to follow the same steps as any other visa applicant, including appearing at an Embassy or Consulate for a new visa interview.
  • Do I need to have a specific trip planned first?
    • No! In fact, it is better to have your visa renewed before you need to travel.  That way you will be ready to go the moment the opportunity arrives.