Visa Update: Extending Waivers of Interview for Certain Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Applicants through March 2021

In August 2020, the Department of State has temporarily extended the expiration period requirement for interview waiver from within 12 months to 24 months. This policy is now in effect until March 31, 2021 and 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 24 months of that visa’s expiration through March 31, 2021.

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