Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility until December 31, 2021

March 11, 2021
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The Department of State has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification.  Previously, only those applicants whose nonimmigrant visa expired within 24 months were eligible for an interview waiver.  The Secretary has temporarily extended the expiration period to 48 months.   This policy is in effect until December 31, 2021.  Travelers please check the website of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for detailed information.  

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