When is the payment deadline for the American visa process? US Embassy in Mexico responds

The agency asked users to check the date on their payment receipt; others will have to schedule an appointment.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico issued an important warning to thousands of people who are in the process of issuing an American visa, as some payments will expire on October 1, 2023.

Therefore, the agency asked people who have already made their payment to review the date on which they applied for it. And is that the charge to obtain the document to enter the United States, is mandatory before going to the Embassy or consulates in the country to conduct the interview and is not refundable.

“Important! Verify the date on the visa application payment receipt. All payment receipts issued before October 1, 2022 will expire on October 1, 2023!” he wrote via his Twitter account.

All this was triggered by the increase of appointments that occurred after two years of the pandemic, since the regularization of the entry to the United States again accumulated appointments to start the American visa process.

In this regard, the Embassy reminded that all fee payments made as of October 1, 2022 are only valid for 365 days.

Thus, people who have their appointment scheduled for the next years (2024-2025), their payment will remain valid, as long as they schedule a new appointment during the month of September.

In other words, the deadline for rescheduling will be before September 30, which is the expiration date.

In the meantime, it will be necessary to detail that in order to apply for the American visa, the interested party will have to fill out the corresponding form for the procedure: DS-160m.

During the process he/she will have to share some relevant information about his/her trip to the neighboring country before going to the interview, where the consular authority will be the one to determine if it is authorized or not.

American Visa Payment Deadline Approaching

What are the recommendations for the visa process?

-Verify the type of visa required for your visit to the U.S., i.e. B1/B2 is essential for vacations, shopping, attending an entertainment or sporting event, among others.

-Avoid being nervous in front of the consular authority. The ideal is to simply tell the truth, i.e., express the same thing you put on your form

-Answer loud and clear, because it will be compared with what you wrote before.

-If you are unemployed, the best thing to do is not to apply for the document and wait for the situation to improve at a later date.

-If you have undocumented family members, it is recommended not to talk about them, as this is another piece of information that directly harms you.

-You will be able to present proof of your good economic solvency, such as your bank account and payroll receipts.

On the day of your appointment at the Embassy or Consulate, you should not bring your cell phone with you, or if you require it, it is best not to turn it on when you enter the Embassy or Consulate.

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