If you had a US visa that expired over the past 48 months (4 years), you automatically qualify for the next visa, providing that the visa you are applying for is the same category as the expired visa.

In December 2020 the U.S. Embassy suspended its regular consular services and decided to only offer emergency services for American citizens and limited emergency visa services. Consular Officer Melissa Sandoval told the media today that the Embassy's Interview Waiver Program has been expanded. Sandoval explains that if your US visa expired in the last four years, you can apply in the same visa category.

Sandoval advises applicants to visit the US embassy website for the full details.