Visa Update: Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility for Certain Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Applicants

The Department of State has extended the expiration period requirement for interview waiver for B1/B2 and F,M, and J nonimmigrant visas to 48 months until further notice. This policy is applicable for applicants renewing their nonimmigrant visa in the same classification.

The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines may waive the visa interview requirement for a nonimmigrant visa applicant applying to renew his/her visa who has previously been issued a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification within 48 months of that visa’s expiration.

For more information on the interview waiver process, please visit our website at https://ustraveldocs.com/ph/ph-niv-visarenew.asp.