Visa Renewal By Mail Program

Overview

Many Malaysians who wish to renew their visas may qualify for a new visa without attending an interview. If qualified, applicants only need to pay the visa application feefill out the visa application formprint out a Drop-Box Confirmation Letter, and drop off documents at the RPX Document Drop-off Location any weekday between 10am and 3pm. Qualified applicants do not need to appear at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur for an interview.

It is important to know that your visa may still be valid if the passport is expired. You can travel to the United States with your old passport containing a valid visa and your new, valid passport.

Requirements

To qualify for visa renewal by mail, applicants must be able to answer “yes” to a series of statements. Click here for a list of the visa renewal by mail requirements.

If you drop off your documents for renewal but are not actually eligible for visa renewal by mail, your application will be placed on hold and you will be asked to schedule a regular appointment. Please make sure you are eligible based on the criteria.

Important Notes

  1. All applicants must qualify on their own. Spouses, parents, or any family members who do not meet all of the criteria will not be eligible for the visa renewal by mail program and must schedule a regular appointment.
  2. The U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reserves the right to interview any applicant. If an interview is required, an Embassy representative will contact the applicant.

Children Under 14 Years of Age

Children under the age of 14 can qualify to receive their visas through the Interview Waiver Program as long as at least one parent meets the following requirements:

  • One or both parents are renewing their visas through the visa renewal by mail program:
  • Pay the visa fee for each applicant (including all children).
  • Submit a completed DS-160 application for each child under 14 along with the parents’ applications.
  • Submit each child’s original birth certificate, which will be returned along with the passport once the visa is issued.

OR

  • One or both parents already have a valid B1/B2 visa:
  • Pay the visa fee for each child.
  • Submit a completed DS-160 application for each child under 14.
  • Submit each child’s original birth certificate, which will be returned along with the passport once the visa is issued.
  • Submit the valid passports with valid U.S. visas for one or both parents.  Please note that if the U.S. visa is not in the current passport, then both the current passport and the passport with the valid U.S. visa must be submitted.