Fee adjustment on June 24, 2019 for international students, certain exchange visitors, and Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) schools

18 June, 2019

On May 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to adjust the fees charged to international students, certain exchange visitors, and Student and Exchange Visitor Program-certified (SEVP) schools. At 12 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2019, all students will be required to pay the new and increased fees. For additional information, please visit

Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports

12 June, 2019

As of June 7, 2019 the Department of State recognizes that previously issued Venezuelan passports and “prorrogas” have been extended by decree of interim Venezuelan President Guaido for an additional five years past their printed date of expiration. Passports rendered valid by this decree will be accepted for visa and other consular services.

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:

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 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 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


EVUS登记网站为。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 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:

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.