Announcements

Attention Visa Applicants applying in Matamoros, México

10 May, 2019

The U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros will be moving soon to a new location. As of May 13, 2019, all visa services will be provided at:

Calle Constitución No. 1, Colonia Jardin,
Matamoros, Tamaulipas 87330

If you have a consular appointment on or after May 13, 2019 please go to the new location.

Supreme Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (December 4, 2017)

11 December, 2017

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/presidential-proclamation-archive/2017-12-04-Presidential-Proclamation.html.

Important Information regarding credit card payments

29 August, 2017

Effective August 29, 2017, we will stop accepting credit card payments for non-immigrant visa application fees except for H-2 seasonal workers applying through an approved H2 Group Processor. All payments must be submitted in cash to any Citi Banamex or Scotiabank location across Mexico. See https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv/information/fee for more information about making a bank payment.

Attention: Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in People's’ Republic of China passports

28 November, 2016

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.

EVUS enrollment is available at www.EVUS.gov. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at www.cbp.gov/EVUS.

自2016年11月29日起,所有持中华人民共和国护照和10年期B1、B2或B1/B2签证的中国公民赴美前,必须通过签证更新电子系统(EVUS)更新与签证申请有关的个人信息和其它信息。此更新须每两年进行一次,或者在获得新护照或新的B1、B2或B1/B2签证时进行更新,以先到期者为准。

EVUS登记网站为 www.EVUS.gov。目前EVUS登记不收费。在实施收费规定之前,旅客可免费进行登记。美国国土安全部海关和边境保护局(CBP)将通过网站 www.cbp.gov/EVUS 向签证持有人公布最新信息。

Closure of two Applicant Service Centers (ASC)

18 August, 2016

As part of a plan to consolidate visa supporting services in Mexico, the Applicant Services Centers located in the cities of Reynosa, Tamaulipas and Piedras Negras, Coahuila will be closed effective August 20, 2016. Visa applicants in these areas are asked to schedule biometric appointments at the ASCs in the cities of Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, or any of the other 10 ASCs located in the large cities throughout the country. The closures of these two ASCs do not affect the ability of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico to process and adjudicate visa applications.

Important Information

16 July, 2015

Due to recent systems outages, we are unfortunately unable to accept DS160 visa application forms that were submitted on or prior to June 10, 2015. 

If you submitted your online form on or before June 10, please complete a new form before attending your appointment or submitting your interview waiver application: https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/.

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Mexico regrets any inconvenience.

Important Notice - New Application Fees:

1 January, 2015

Important Notice - New Application Fees:

Effective January 1, 2015 the Border Crossing Card (BCC) application fee for Mexican citizens under age 15 whose parent or guardian has or is applying for a Border Crossing Card was increased from $16 USD to $17 USD.

If you paid a BCC application fee of $16 USD before January 1, 2015, and your visa interview is on or after March 31, 2015, you must pay the difference between the old and new fee amounts — no exceptions.