As part of its greater efforts to promote travel and tourism to the United States, the U.S. Embassy now offers an expanded visa renewal program, which it launched on July 1, 2012. This new program will allow more Mexican citizens and residents to renew their non-immigrant visas without the need for an interview at the U.S. Embassy or a U.S. Consulate.
Currently, most visas that have been expired for periods of one year or less can be renewed after an Applicant Service Center appointment without a second appointment or interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. This new program enables applicants to apply for a renewal of their visa if their current visa has expired within 2 years or less of their renewal application.
This expansion of the interview waiver will ease the process by which Mexican citizens and residents can renew non-immigrant visas and will improve the ties of travel and trade between the two North American nations.