The article discusses are B1 B2 visa eligible for interview waiver? The answer is yes, B1 B2 visa applicants are generally eligible for visa interview waiver. In fact, for all visas, US Department of State extended indefinitely the authorization to waive the in-person interview for applicants renewing a visa in the same visa class within 48 months of the prior visa’s expiration.
Applicants for B1 visa or B2 visa or B1/ B2 visa that are 80 years of age or older and under the age of 14 are eligible for interview waiver even if they apply for the B1 B2 visa for the first time or for B1 B2 renewals. All other applicants are eligible to renew B1 B2 visa without interview with an interview waiver if the prior B1 B2 visa expired within the last 48 months and you meet the additional requirements at the US Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply. The decision on your B1 B2 visa renewal can occur outside the 48-month window if the application for the B1 B2 visa is made within 48 months of the previous visa’s expiration date. For a complete B1 B2 visa application checklist, you should visit the website of their nearest US embassy or consulate for instructions on how to apply and detailed information about visa issuing services available.
You can renew the B1 B2 visa without interview via the interview waiver and will provide some examples of B1 B2 visa renewals with interview waiver. For example, if you are B1/B2 visa holder which has already expired more than 1 year ago and you are seeking to renew the B1 B2 visa at the U.S. Consulate where you reside then you can qualify for an interview waiver because your prior B1 B2 visa has expired within 48 months of the last B1 B2 visa expiration date.
Moreover, if for example, you also have a 3-year old daughter or son who never had a U.S. visa but you would like to get a first-time B1 B2 visa for her or him without an interview, then this is possible because children under the age of 14 are eligible to apply for visa interview waiver even if they never had a US visa (never had any type of US visa) or a B1 B2 visa. It is also important to keep in mind that children under the age of 14 are not required to appear for a visa interview or be fingerprinted but the B1 B2 visa application process is the same as for any other applicant. For detailed information and how to apply, please consult the website of the nearest US Consulate or Embassy where you reside.
While B1 B2 visa are eligible for interview waivers, keep in mind that the eligibility does not automatically entitle an applicant to a waiver of the interview requirement and consular officers at the US Embassies and Consulates can still require an in-person interview on a case-by-case basis.
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