Renew My Visa

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Overview

Some applicants may be eligible to receive a visa without an interview provided they meet certain qualifications. Please note that this option applies only to Georgian citizens or residents of Georgia physically present in Georgia. If you are a resident, please submit a copy of your residency card together with your documents.

Qualifications

Qualifications for applicants renewing their visas:

  • You are applying for the same visa category of a C1/D; F, M, or academic J (excluding nationals of Nigeria or the People’s Republic of China); O; P; H1B or H4; or a non-blanket L, and your visa expired less than 48 months ago.
  • Your passport with the previous visa is still in your possession.
  • In the annotation field, your previous visa does NOT show either of the following: Waiver or Clearance.

How to Apply

Step 1

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

Step 2

Pay your visa fee.

Step 3

Create a profile on this web page. After logging in to our online applicant system, select “Schedule Appointment”. Please proceed to answer the questions, which will evaluate your eligibility to apply for a visa without an interview. If qualified for an interview waiver, you will receive detailed instructions on how to submit your documents. As part of this multi-step process, you will be presented with options for paying the visa application fee.

You will need three pieces of information in order to register online:

      • Passport details
      • The receipt number
      • Ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page (one page with a barcode)

Step 4

You should send the documents ONLY by registered courier service to the U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Consular Section, 29 Georgian-American Friendship Avenue, Didi Dighomi, Tbilisi, 0131, Georgia. You need to provide:

  • A copy of your Georgian residency card (for anyone submitting an application without a Georgian passport)
  • The Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter (generated during online registration)
  • Your valid passport (and your old passport if there is a valid U.S. visa of the same class you are applying for in it)
  • The DS-160 confirmation page and other required documents (depending on the visa type you are applying for)
  • For F and M visas: a signed I-20 and a current, unofficial transcript from your school
  • For academic J visas (secondary and university students, professors, researchers, short-term program researchers or specialists): your original, signed DS-2019 form/li>
  • For O and P visas: a copy of your petition
  • For C1/D visas: your seaman’s book, the letter of invitation from your employer, and a legible photocopy of the medical assessment form stating “Fit for duty”
  • For H1Bs: your approved petition (form I-129 or Form I-797)
  • For non-blanket Ls: your approved petition (form I-129 or Form I-797)

You will receive the Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter if, based on your answers to the interview waiver eligibility questions at Step 7 of the online applicant system, it is determined that you are eligible for an interview waiver.

Step 5

Once we receive your application package, a consular official will make the final determination as to whether you qualify for visa issuance without a personal interview. Information regarding passport retrieval, at the conclusion of the visa adjudication process, can be found at this page.

More Information

Apply for a U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa.