Renew My Visa

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Applicants who qualify to renew their visa without an interview need an appointment to drop off their documents at the courier.Appointments are usually opened on Sunday morning at 8AM for the entire week. If you do not find an appointment please try again the following Sunday morning at 8AM. Please note that if the Embassy is closed for an official holiday, the appointments will be open the next business day.

Applicants meeting the following criteria may be eligible for renewal by mail:

  • All applicants are Egyptian citizens or residents of Egypt.
  • All applicants are currently present in Egypt.
  • The applicant has never been arrested or convicted of a crime, deported from the United States, or denied entry to the United States.
  • All sections of the DS-160 online application have been answered completely and accurately.
  • The renewal by mail can take up to 6 weeks. All applicants must be able to be without their passports for this period of time.

Administrative processing

Some refused visa applications may require further administrative processing. When administrative processing is required, the consular officer will inform the applicant at the end of the interview. The duration of the administrative processing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case. Except in cases of emergency travel (i.e. serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family), before making inquiries about status of administrative processing, applicants should wait at least 180 days from the date of interview or submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later.

You can check the status of your application any time at the following website.

B1/B2 visa:

  • The applicant is re-applying to renew a prior 5-year B1/B2 visa that has not been expired for more than 48 months.
  • The applicant has never been refused a U.S. visa after the expiration of an issued B1/B2 visa.

D or C1/D visa :

  • The applicants are applying to renew a D or C1/D visa that has not been expired for more than 48 months.

Visas for Applicants under 14:

  • All the applicants applying are under the age of 14
  • Both of the applicants parents have a valid visa


Required Documents and Submission Locations

Please only submit the following required documents as requested by the U.S. Embassy. Do not submit bank statements, HR letters, travel reservations, or any other unnecessary documents. If additional information is required the U.S. Embassy will contact you.

All Applicants:

  • A copy of the IWP appointment confirmation letter.
  • The DS-160 application confirmation page for each applicant.
  • One colored photograph (51mm x 51mm) taken within the last 6 months against a white background. The image must contain the full face, neck, and shoulders of the applicant in frontal view with a neutral expression and no eyeglasses.
  • Current passport and passport with the most recent U.S. visa.
  • Copy of your bank receipt.

Additional document for applicants 14 Years Old and Under:

  • A copy of the child's birth certificate (do not send original)
  • Copies of both parents’ passport biographic information pages
  • Copies of both parents' valid U.S. visa.
  • If one of the parents does not have a valid visa, then the parent without a valid visa needs to submit a notarized statement permitting the child’s application for a U.S. visa.

Please submit your documents on the date and time of your interview waiver dropoff appointment at one of the locations listed here.

How to Apply

Step 1

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

Step 2

Log-in to our online applicant system and create a profile to pay the visa application (MRV) fee. 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 without an interview.

Step 3

After you answer the questions, you will be prompted to pay the visa fee. If you are eligible to apply for a visa without an interview, you will print out the “interview waiver Letter” which you will include with your visa application to be mailed.

Step 4

Gather 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 one of the courier locations specified  here on the date and time of your dropoff appointment. Take your interview waiver appointment letter and all documents required with a mailing envelope to enclose your documents. A receipt with the tracking number will be given to you.Take your Application Drop-Off Letter and all documents required with a mailing envelope to enclose your documents. A receipt with the tracking number will be given to you.

Step 6

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

Step 7

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. When the documents are dispatched you will receive an email with the tracking number. You can change the delivery address by accessing your profile. If issued, your passport will contain your visa.

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. Examples of this include incomplete and/or inaccurate applications.

Apply for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa