Renew My Visa – Visa Renewal Guide

Do you wish to renew your visa?

Do you find it hard to renew your visa?

If yes, you are on the right page.

Guess what? In this article, we will be giving you tips to help you renew your visa with ease?Renew My Visa

However, you have to read through this article to get these tips.

Without delay, let’s get started.

Visa applicants who have at one time been issued a U.S. visa may apply to renew their visas without taking part in an interview.

In Lagos, this service is open to applicants renewing a B1/B2, C1/D, F, M, J, H, or L visa in the same visa group as their prior non-immigrant visa.

In Abuja, this service is right now only available to applicants renewing an F visa.

On the other hand, all applicants must get by all what it takes to be fit for an interview waiver.

In the same vein, if applying as a group or family, each member must fulfill all that it takes to get by for an interview waiver.

Interview Waiver (IW) Qualifications

Applicant must possess a full-validity B1/B2, C1/D, F, M, J, H, or L visa that is used- up,

Within the past 24 months from the date of application,

Or will expire in the next three months from the date of application.

Hence, the date of application is the same date as the planned appointment date.

Applicants must make sure they apply for a visa in the same visa group as the expired/expiring visa.

However, to apply, you must be a citizen of Nigeria or you must be residing in Nigeria.

On the other hand, you must not have been refused a visa since the issuance of the previous visa.

Also, you must have not been turned down a visa or have ever called for a waiver.

This includes since you’ve received the previous visa and the passport with the most recent visa.

On the other hand, the applicant must have never been arrested or convicted of any crime or offense in the United States.

This includes even if the applicant was later let off.

In the same vein, the Applicant must have never worked without approval.

Also, applicants must have not stayed beyond their allowed time in the United States.

In the same vein, the Applicant (if under 18) must be able to submit a photocopy of parent(s) valid visa(s).

Unless in a case where the parent(s) are also applying at the same time,

And if the minor meets all the above abilities.

LAGOS

Additional Qualification Requirements by Visa Classification

For C1/D visa holders:

Hence, the applicant must submit a letter from the employer listing the scope, duration, and location of the likely work.

For F visa holders:

On the other hand, the applicant must submit a valid I-20.

For J visa holders:

In the same vein, the J visa must be for academic purposes.

Hence, the applicant must submit an original DS-2019, and the J-1 application must be for an academic program.

However, this does not include summer work travel, au pair, or camp counselor.

For H or L visa holders:

In other words, the applicant must submit a valid I-797.

Applicants Who Qualify for Lagos Interview Waiver (IW)

However, use the Apply for a U.S. non-immigrant visa link below to complete an application.

On the other hand, during the planning process, you will be asked questions confirming what it takes for an interview waiver.

In the same vein, you will also be given a plan of action on how to submit the application.

ABUJA

(Accepting F Visas Only)

Additional Qualifications Requirements by Visa Classification

For F visa holders:

The applicant must possess a valid I-20.

Hence, follow this plan of actions to complete your application via this link https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/?language=English&country=Nigeria

Hence, visit a defined document delivery DHL facility and mail the following documents to Embassy Abuja:

A printout of your Submission letter (printed from https://ustraveldocs.com/ng/)

A completed DS-160 can be accessed via this link https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/

An approved I-20

On the other hand, a receipt for your I-901 SEVIS fee can be accessed via this link https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov

A GTB (MRV) receipt for your visa fee

Hence, your passport containing the used-up student visa

However, if that passport is used-up, a current valid passport is also required.

A passport photograph meets these needs.

Hence, these needs can be accessed via this link https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/

Proof of timeless full-time enrollment (such as transcripts, tuition payment, etc.)

ALL APPLICANTS

Applicants Who Do Not Qualify for Interview Waiver (IW)

However, applicants who do not meet interview waiver criteria,

Should plan a regular meeting to ensure they receive the earliest visa appointment at hand to them.

Hence, if you apply for an interview waiver but do not meet the criteria,

Your application will not be accepted, and you will be called for to plan a new appointment.

Hence, this will result in a valid delay in your application.

Family/Group Applications

Hence, if someone in your family or group does not meet interview waiver criteria,

Please do not request an interview waiver.

Hence, each applicant must meet what it takes one by one.

For instance, an interview cannot be waived for a child if the child does not singly meet what it takes.

In that case, the child would need to plan a meeting.

And also, come to the Embassy or Consulate for an interview.

The parent(s) could still apply for an interview waiver if they meet what it takes.

To remove a child or other minor that does not qualify for an interview waiver from your profile,

You have to follow these easy steps:

  • Log in to the primary applicant’s profile
  • Click New Scheduling Appointment
  • Follow the steps until you reach Step 6.
  • At step 6, check for the dependent’s info, then click “x” to remove the dependent’s info from the primary applicants’ profile.

Applicants Who Qualify for Interview Waiver (IW) AND are right away scheduled for A Regular Appointment

Guess what? Scheduled applicants who qualify for interview waiver,

Based on the above criteria can cut short their appointments with ease.

On the other hand, they can re-apply for interview waiver via this link https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/

Hence, during the planning process, you will be asked questions.

These questions will be asked to confirm if you have what it takes for the interview waiver.

On the other hand, you will also be provided a plan of actions on how to submit the application.

In the same vein, planning instructions can be found via this link https://ustraveldocs.com/ng/

Hence, if you do not qualify for interview waiver, please do not cut short your appointment.

Because there is no medium to put back your cut short appointment.

Current DS-160 Requirement

On the other hand, all interview waiver applicants must submit a DS-160.

Hence, it should not be more than six months old.

In the same vein, it must exactly cast back in the applicant’s online profile.

Your visa application will not be allowed if you do not submit a current DS-160with your application.

In other words, it will not also be allowed if your online profile does not exactly reflect a current DS-160.

Processing Time

In other words, applicants should allow up to 8 weeks for the interview waiver process to be completed.

Other Information

Hence, you can apply for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa via this link https://www.ustraveldocs.com/

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