Renew My Visa

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

  • The applicant is residing in Saudi Arabia.
  • 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.
  • Visa renewal by mail can take up to 2 weeks.  All applicants must be able to be without their passports for this period of time.

 B1/B2 visa:

  • The applicant is a Saudi citizen and at least 50 years old.
  • The applicant is applying to renew a prior 5-year B1/B2 visa that expired no more than 48 months ago.
  • The applicant has never been refused a U.S. visa after the expiration of the last issued B1/B2 visa.

 J1 or J2 visa

  • The applicant is renewing a J1 or J2 visa to continue in the same school or program as the prior DS-2019.
  • The applicant has not been refused a U.S. visa after the expiration of the last issued J1 or J2 visa.

 C1/D or D visa

  • The applicant is renewing a C1/D or D visa that expired no more than 12 months ago.
  • The applicant has never been refused a U.S. visa after the expiration of the last issued C1/D or D visa.

Required Documents and Submission Locations

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

All Applicants:

  • A copy of the Interview Waiver 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 visa application fee receipt.

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 “Application Drop-Off 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 Aramex locations specified here. 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. There is no charge for this transaction.

Step 6

Aramex 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.

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