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Renewals - Interview Waiver Program

Many applicants qualify to have their interview waived. Qualified applicants only need to appear at the Applicant Service Center (Centro de Atencion a Solicitantes).

Applicant is 6 years of age or under Mexican child is 6 years of age or younger.  Both parents are Mexican or third country nationals residing in Mexico with immigration status (FM2 or FM3), and at least one parent holds a valid, full validity visa.  See additional requirements.  

Applicant is 80 years of age or older Mexican applicant or third country national residing in Mexico with immigration status (FM2 or FM3) is 80 years of age or older.  The applicant has never been arrested or convicted of a crime, deported from the United States, denied entry to the United States, or had any other problems or difficulties with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol when attempting to enter the United States.  See additional requirements.

Applicant is renewing a visa:

1. Mexican or third country national (residing in Mexico with immigration status (FM2 or FM3)) applicant is renewing a full validity visa (except H2 and L-1 Blanket Petition) in the same category.  The visa must be valid or have expired within the last year.  The applicant has never been arrested or convicted of a crime, deported from the United States, denied entry to the United States, or had any other problems or difficulties with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol when attempting to enter the United States.  See additional requirements.

2. Under the Interview Waiver Pilot Program (IWPP) Mexican or resident third country national applicants whose BCC; BBBCV; B1/B2; C1/D; F; I; J; M; and O visas have expired between 13-48 months prior to the ASC appointment may apply for visas without being interviewed. The applicant has never been arrested or convicted of a crime, deported from the United States, denied entry to the United States, or had any other problems or difficulties with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol when attempting to enter the United States.  See additional requirements.