Visa Update: Expansion of Interview Waiver Eligibility for Certain Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Applicants through December 2021

On March 11, 2021, the Department of State has temporarily extended the expiration period requirement for interview waiver to 48 months.  This policy is now in effect until December 31, 2021 and applicable for applicants renewing their nonimmigrant visa in the same classification.  The full text of the announcement is located on our website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/expansion-of-interview-waiver-eligibility.html.

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 http://cdn.ustraveldocs.com/ph/ph-niv-visarenew.asp.