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Renew Your Visa by Mail

Applicants who meet ALL of the conditions below may apply for a renewal by mail by submitting an online application through

  • The applicant is renewing a full validity visa
  • Applicant has not been refused a visa after the expiration of a previously issued visa
  • The previous visa was issued on or after June 27, 2007
  • The previous visa is still valid, or expired within the past 12 months
  • The applicant is applying in the same visa category and at the same issuing Embassy/Consulate
  • The applicant is applying in his/her country of residence and is currently physically located in his/her country of residence.
  • The previous visa is still in the applicant’s possession
  • The applicant is returning to the same institution or workplace as was indicated in the previous visa application (except B visas)
  • 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

Applicants for renewal by mail must bring the following to their selected Aramex location to be mailed to the Embassy:

  • Their current passport, and any prior passports with U.S. visas in them.
  • A receipt from CIB documenting payment of the visa fee.
  • A printed confirmation from your online visa application
  • One 5cm x 5cm photograph taken within the past six months, white background, face must not be obscured, and no digital alterations
  • Students and exchange visitors must include proof of payment of the SEVIS fee along with their form I-20/I-20M/DS-2019.