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We provide Visa fee payment help for a any location in Mexico, Accommodation & transportation in Matamoros, Mexico.
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What Information does this page cover ?

  1. Most FAQS (which everyone has was answered below) ?
  2. What you can carry & can’t carry to your ASC & Visa interview ?
  3. Traveling with family (along with US Citizen Kids or Dependent Kids (H4, L2 etc) ? Is it safe at Matamoros, Mexico along with kids ? (Please Scroll to tbe bottom )
  4. I am Full Time employee, Need Invoice for reimbursement of Expenses from Employer ? (of Visa fee payment + accommodation & transportation charges) (We can help with that, Please scroll down to the bottom to find sample invoice that we provide )
  5. List of US Consulates in Mexico ?
  6. Email ID to contact different US Consulates at Mexico ?

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After reading FAQS below :
Please scroll down to the bottom for “Special Notes from the Guests.”

  1. Most FAQS (which everyone has was answered below) ?

A) Do I need Mexican visa before I travel or can I get it at Mexico Border ?
Check below link – this will answer your questions about mexican visa.
Click here to know whether you need Mexican Visa ? How to get Mexican Visa & It’s Requirements ???

B) Why would i go to Mexico instead of India ?
Were there any 221G’s in Matamoros ? Is it Safe ?

Any rejections in matamoros ?

  • You can go to any country including Mexico, India or any other country for stamping. You can choose Mexico based on the recent trends of approvals, Check our recent updates page below.
  • https://usvisastampinginmexico.com/recent-visa-interview-questions-updates/
  • We have been following & helping our guests at Matamoros location since June 2017, Among our guests whom we have visibility; So far almost everyone of them approvals till now,
  • No one directly went to India from Mexico till date : Nov 3rd 2018.
  • There were 221G’s in Matamoros location as well,
  • We have listed few cases below about 221G’s so far, also
  • Added time usually it takes to clear 22G’s below
  • 1st scenario is one guy got PIMS update issue – resolved in 3 hours (Usually resolves same day or next day),
  • 2nd scenario is one guy forgot his Master’s degree certificate, US consulate at Matamoros called his US college for verification – Resolved in 1 day.
  • 3rd scenario is one lady on H4 forgot her spouse I-797(H1B) document, Consulate requested for I-797 document, It was sent by email, got 221g cleared in 2 days.
  • 4th scenario is one guy had Sevis Check about his previous university, took 1 week to clear.
  • Most of the cases so far based on our observations….. If any 221G, it usually clears in 1-2 days or 7 days mostly.
  • Max wait time due to 221G is 21 days at Matamoros so far we have seen.
  • If there is a need to go for stamping, you need to take that step with “Leap of faith” whether it’s home country or Mexico or any other country.
  • At the end it’s all your decision where to go.

Don’t worry about rejection unless you have any previous issues with law, any such cases as listed below

There were 2 special cases who were asked to attend Visa interview in India, listed reasons below :
1) one guy scheduled Visa interview for him + his family in India in 2015, his family attended Visa interview in India in 2015 and he could not attend due to some work, his family got approved where as his Visa got rejected as he did not attend Visa interview in 2015 in india. When he attended visa interview in matamoros, VO asked this guu whether he know that his previous Visa got denied (this guy has no clue), VO officer stated that as reason and denied Visa and asked him to go and attend Visa interview in India, he took one time Visa waiver at POE and came back to US and flew back to india and got successful stamping done.

2) One guy was denied port of entry in chicago airport in 2016, he got deported to india and cleared everything and came back to US. When he attended Visa interview in matamoros, he was denied Visa and asked to attend Visa interview in India, same as above person, we guided him how to take one time Visa waiver at POE to come to to US, so he can fly back to India and he can attend Visa interview again.
ABOUT SAFETY :

  • It is completely safe at matamoros, mexico if you travel with any local person, we will be always there along with you, we host all our guests in our guest house or our preferred hotel in a good location with all amenities provided, we take care of your complete transportation in matamoros, mexico from the moment you enter into Mexico until you leave mexico. we helped many guests till now, please check our reviews for more info.
  • https://usvisastampinginmexico.com/reviews/

C) Can I go to Mexico for stamping ?

TCN-Third-Country-Nationals-Mexico-US-H1B-Visa-Stamping-Requirements
Above is Pre-Requisite Criteria to go for H1B,H4, L1,L2 F1, F2 H4, E3, J, O…any US visa stamping

Reference website : https://mx.usembassy.gov/visas/third-country-nationals/

  • Contact us if you have any questions about your eligibility :
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  • If you never had a H1B, H4, L1A, L1B, L2, E3, J1, J2, O etc.,or any US visa stamp in your passport, you are NOT eligible to go to Mexico for stamping, but you can go to Canada or home country.
  • Already had H1B, H4, L1A, L1B, L2, E3, J, O etc.,or any US visa stamp in passport & expired or about to expire & need to go in same visa category… then you can go to Mexico etc.,
  • Note : If you are on F1 visa, your F1 visa expired, but you need to go for your F1 extension or F2 Change to status from F1, you can go to mexico. (as it’s in same visa F category stamping.
  • If you changed status from H1 to H4 or H4 to H1B, you can go for stamping in Mexico. It’s considered as same H visa category.
  • Let’s say your H1B got denied & you want to go for change of status H4 based on your spouse H1B, you can go for stamping in mexico.
  • You moved from H4 to H1B; You can go for stamping in mexico.
  • Remaining Change of status (From one visa category to another visa) stamping is not allowed in Mexico
    • Ex : F1 to H1B; L1 to H1B etc.,

D) Can we pay visa fee at any location in Mexico ?
(From Sep 1st 2017, No more visa fee payments using credit card, only option is to pay by Cash in Mexican banks)

  • Yes, even if you are going to any US Consulate location in Mexico like Tijuana, Cuidad Juarez, Nogales, Guadalajara, Matamoros etc.,
  • You can pay your fee at any location at Banks like SCOTIA, BANAMEX in-person. We can help you by going in-person to the bank to make visa fee payment(already helped many) with that for a charge(usually we consider it as Express Payment., Either same day or next day morning depending on what time you contact us, we go to banks everyday at 10 AM & 3 PM(CST) to make your visa fee payment), if you reach us on or before 2 PM(CST) &
  • you send us your visa fee amount before 2 PM(CST), we can try to make your payment on same day.
  • Incase if you reach us later than 2 PM(CST), we will be able to make your visa fee payment next day morning at 10 AM.
  • If you need this help, send us an email to “matamoros.guest@gmail.com” with your first & last name, Contact number

E) How to look at Visa Dates Availability ?
Note : For Mexico we can get visa interview dates within a week,(that’s advantage of choosing Mexico), but to know exact availability of visa slots we need to fill ds160, create an Account and pay the fee.

  • Fill DS-160,
  • Register your account(follow the below BLUE link).
  • You will be able to see the available dates for visa interview for all locations of Mexico,
  • After you create the ACCOUNT and generate MRV it will select default date in a week or nearest available date.
  • Once fee payment is done you can choose fingerprints & visa interview dates on your wish within 1 year from visa fee payment.
  • Also join in our whatsapp, Facebook group so you can ask someone who are just trying to book visa interview slots.
  • https://usvisastampinginmexico.com/us-visa-booking-steps/

F) I already paid visa fee & scheduled interview, how many times can I reschedule interview ?

  • Once you paid fee, its valid for 1 year & if you already scheduled interview dates,
    you can re-schedule Interview dates upto 3 or more times.
  • You can cancel or reschedule your visa addpointment until a day before your fingerprints.

G) What facilities will I get if I choose your services in Matamoros ?
At the accommodation place we provide all the basic items what you get in a hotel room, TV, Wi-Fi, Clean Towels, Iron board & Iron, Refrigerator, Snacks, water bottles, Shower gel, Shampoo as part of our facilities to our guests + Accommodation + Transportation.

H) Do I need to bring any power converter for using laptops, phone chargers ?
As Mexico has same power outlets as USA, you DON’T need to bring any converters.

I) How to know whether my PIMS is updated or not ?
NOTE : If your I-797 was recently approved, there might be a chance that your data was not updated in PIMS Database,which US consulate uses to refer for your approved I-797 document. US consulate at mexico expedite by requesting KCC (Kentucky Consular Center) for your info from PIMS DB, once they get the data, they will approve your Visa application. Usually at Matamoros, so far we have seen PIMS gets cleared same day or nexy day. So Don’t worry much about PIMS.
Special Notes from the Guests.
Aug 31st 2018 : About Sevis Check :
221G was cleared in 3 days(Attended visa interview on Aug 28th 2018, 221g cleared on Aug 31st 2018).
A small note from my experience: This is my second h1 stamping. First stamping was successful with no issues in india. For second stamping I was given a 221G in Matamoros, Mexico for “Sevis hit removal”. . If you have attended for your second masters, this is something expected. So, please plan your stamping accordingly.
More FAQS During ASC appointment & Visa interview / consular appointment

2) What you can carry & can’t carry to your ASC & Visa interview ?

A) Do I need to carry passport or Visa size photos with me ?
Answer: Not needed, your digital photos will be taken at ASC – Fingerprints appointment.
B) What can I carry ? What can’t I carry ?
Answer :
The mandatory documents that you should take to the ASC office are:
* I-797
* Passport
* DS160 confirmation page
But if you have all your documents in 1 file already organized , then take everything with you.
*VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE:*
You are not allowed to take inside to the ASC or consulate offices the following items:
*Electronic devices such as cell phones ,laptops , headphones , USB flash drives, cell phone chargers, smart watches and any cable adapters.
* lip balms , plastic combs , nail clippers , scissors, cosmetics, medication, sunglasses, food, water , candies, chewing gums and toys.
* for women, you are not allowed to take your handbag.
3) Traveling with family (along with US Citizen Kids or Dependent Kids (H4, L2 etc) ?
Is it safe at Matamoros, Mexico along with kids ?
Regarding safety, don’t worry, We will be there along with you + other guests will be there at the accommodation place.
we had guests who came along with kids ranging from 6 months old kid to teenage boys / girls. ( Please ask us for link where you find our guests photos, we will share that link with you where you can see the families and other guests pictures ) – Not sharing pictures here to keep privacy of our clients.

  • If travelling along with kids, you can take them along with you during ASC & Visa interview.
  • Take your kids/ children passports (If US Citizens or H4 or L2 visa Holders) along with you & any necessary documents related to them (Birth Certificate etc).
  • If your kids are less than 7 years oldyou don’t need to take your (H4 or L2 – Dependent ) kids along with you to Fingerptints/ visa interview. Just take their photos along with you.
  • If you want, you can take them along with you to Fingerprints & visa interview.
  • But your kids needs to be in mexico along with you (as while coming back, they need to get I-94)
  • Photo Specifications for dependent Kids (H4 or L2 etc.,) as below
    • US Photo Size ( 2 * 2),
    • Color Photo & White background.
    • Completey visible and no hair covering foreheard or ears.
    • Person should be seeing lens of the camera while taking piture.(Direct eye contact)

4) I am Full Time Employee, I want Invoice for reimbursement of Expenses (of Visa fee payment + accommodation & transportation charges) from Employer ? (We can help with that, Check below image – sample invoice that we provide )
Please find sample invoice we will provide for reimbursement from your employer.

Invoice_Sample

5) Below are the List of U.S. CONSULATES in Mexico (Click those links to see more info)
Have any questions ? Need to email US Consulate at Mexico ? 
(or)  Discovered An Error On Your Visa (After visa issue by US Consulate)

6) Please find below email ID to send email to US Consulate if you have any questions ?
The information printed on an issued U.S. visa should match the information in the applicant’s passport. If you discover an error (misspelling, error in the date of birth, error in the expiration date, etc.) on your U.S. visa, the applicant or a designated proxy can contact the Consular Section via:

Mexico City : visas_mexico@state.gov
Merida : Meridavisas@state.gov
Guadalajara : https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/guadalajara/contact-the-visa-section-guadalajara/
Monterrey : MonterreyVisas@state.gov
Nuevo Laredo : NVLVisas@state.gov
Matamoros : MatamorosVisas@state.gov
Ciudad Juarez : cdjconsularpassback@state.gov
Nogales : NogalesVisas@state.gov
Hermosillo : HermosilloVisas@state.gov
Tijuana : TijuanaInfo@state.gov
Good luck,
Venkat & Ernesto

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