How to Apply
Renewals within 48 months
Brazilian citizens who are holders of visas in the following categories may be eligible to renew their visas without interview if their visa is still valid or expired within the past 48 months.
- B1 and/or B2 Business/Tourist
- C1/D Transit/Crew
- F Student
- M Vocational Student
Only Brazilian citizens may qualify for this renewal program.
Applicants renewing a student visa (type F or M) will only qualify for a waiver interview if they will be attending the same educational institution and have the same SEVIS number.
Domestic employees renewing B1 visas will still need to schedule an interview with a consular official.
All applicants who received their most recent visa when they were age 13 or younger and any applicants who received their visa before July 1, 2004 are required to schedule an appointment at an Applicant Service Center (ASC) and the Embassy or Consulate. These applicants should follow the application process explained here.
Applicants who received their most recent visa after July 1, 2004 and were 14 or older at that time are required to schedule an appointment at an ASC to collect biometric information (electronic fingerprints and photo). These applicants are not required to make an appointment at the Embassy or Consulate.
Applicants who received their most recent visa after January 1, 2008 are not required to submit new electronic fingerprints as long as this visa expired within the last 48 months prior to the appointment. These applicants should schedule an appointment at the Applicant Service Center (ASC) to deliver their documents. These documents can be delivered by the applicant or by their representative.
Please remember that consular officers reserve the right to request an interview of any visa applicant.
Renewals within 12 months
Holders of visas in all other categories may not need to be interviewed by a Consular officer if they are renewing a full-validity visa that is still valid or expired less than 12 months ago.
All renewal applicants must schedule an appointment at an Applicant Service Center (ASC). Applicants will need to bring all documents related to the visa application process (including the previous passport with any valid or expired U.S. visas) and pay any additional fees specific to their visa class, as well as the courier service which will deliver the passport, while they are at the Embassy or Consulate.
If you are renewing your visa and no longer have the passport with the expired visa (i.e. the Brazilian Federal Police retained your previous passport with the expired U.S. visa when you got a new passport), please bring a copy of your prior passport (preferably all pages, but at least the page with the prior visa) to your appointment for visa renewal. Without a copy of your prior visa, your visa renewal could be delayed.
In all cases, consular officers reserve the right to request an interview of any visa applicant.