Department of State Expands Interview Waiver Eligibility

On August 25th, Secretary Pompeo, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, announced expanded ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification. Before this new expansion, only those applicants whose nonimmigrant visa expired within 12 months were eligible for an interview waiver.

Review the  Department of State (DOS) U.S. Visa News Article, “DOS Expands Interview Waiver Eligibility” for more details!



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Department of State, 8/25/20, U.S. Visa News Article:

DOS Expands Interview Waiver Eligibility


AILA (, 8/25/20, Doc. No. 20082503:

DOS Expands Interview Waiver Eligibility: Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility (PDF)

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