The U.S. Embassy in India has announced that certain Indian nationals can now use the interview waiver process when applying for a new visa.
Additional Information: The State Department previously authorized consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for travelers applying for F, H-1, H-3, H-4, non-blanket L, M, O, P, Q and academic J visas who were previously issued any type of visa if they are applying for a visa in their country of nationality or residence. Foreign nationals renewing any nonimmigrant visa in the same category within 48 months of expiration are also eligible for interview waivers. Applicants should keep in mind that a consular officer may request an interview even if eligible under the interview waiver criteria. Visa processing may take longer than three weeks, including during the summer months when visa demand is high. More information regarding the interview waiver process is available here.
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