Interview Waiver Pilot Program
- Under a new initiative, in select circumstances, qualified foreign visitors who were interviewed and thoroughly screened in conjunction with a prior visa application may be eligible to renew their visas without undergoing another interview.
- This pilot program permits consular officers to waive interviews for qualified nonimmigrant applicants worldwide who are renewing their B1/B2 visa within 48 months of the expiration of their previously held visa, and within the same classification as the previous visa.
- Our embassies and consulates have been instructed to begin implementing this pilot program immediately.
- This pilot does not entitle any applicant to a waiver of personal appearance. Consular officers will retain the authority to interview any applicant who they determine requires a personal appearance.
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