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Yes, you will have to go through the whole visa application process each time you want to apply for a visa, even if your visa is still valid. 

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Yes, some applicants can apply for a new visa via the EMPOST courier service. To qualify to submit your application via EMPOST courier service, you must meet all the following requirements:

·         Be applying for the same class of visa within twelve months of the expiration of your previous visa. 

·         Have previously provided a full set of ten fingerprints at any US Embassy/Consulate. 

·         Be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand, or a citizen of another visa waiver country. 

·         Your previous visa must not have been lost, stolen, or revoked.

·         You must not have changed your name or nationality since the issuance of your last visa.

·         You have not previously been refused a visa or entry into the United States.

·         You must have no criminal records since the issuance of your previous visa.

·         You must not need to check “yes” on any security and background questions on the DS-160.

·         You must have no ineligibilities or reason to believe you have failed to comply with United States immigration law in the past.

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