Apply for a Visa Without an Interview

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You may be eligible to apply for a visa without appearing in person for an interview. Please read carefully the following instructions.

Category 1:

If you are eligible to apply in one of the categories listed above, you may contact the Consular Section directly at to arrange a drop-off/pick-up time.

Category 2:

Some applicants are eligible for a waiver of interview. Please read the qualifications carefully below and follow the instructions below.

  • Travelers age 80 or over with no prior refusals within the last two years
  • Children under the age of 14 (see Visas for Children for more information)
  • Applicants whose personal data has not changed, who can provide the passport with a previous U.S. visa and who meet all of the following conditions:
  1. Received a visa after August 30, 2007 and had their fingers scanned.
  2. Are applying for a visa in the same category as the previous visa, unless:
    • their most recent B1, B2, B1/B2 visa was issued for less than ten years,
    • are applying for J or H visas and previously did not receive William Wilberforce pamphlet (about workers rights and trafficking in persons) in person from a consular employee,
    • are applying for J-1 Summer Work and Travel visa,
    • are applying for A-3, G-5 or NATO-7 visa (Every time they apply for a visa they must have an interview with a consular officer.)
  3. Are applying for the new visa within 48 months of the expiration date of the old visa.
  4. Are applying at the consular post of their usual residence or the post designated for their nationality.

Renew My Visa

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 “Application interview waiver Letter” which you will include with your visa application.

Step 4

Print your Application interview waiver Letter and 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

Please visit this page and review the instruction under the Document Delivery Registration section.

Step 6

Send your application, passport, and supporting documents TOGETHER with ONE Easy Express Envelope from Slovenská pošta. Please send one prepaid self-addressed envelope per visa applicant, even if applying as a group or family.   Send the package by insured post to:

Visa Section
U.S. Embassy, Bratislava
P.O.Box 309
814 99 Bratislava