VISA INTERVIEWS WAIVED FOR SOME F-1, H-1B, AND L-1 VISA APPLICANTS IN INDIA

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The U.S. Embassy in India has announced expansion of the Interview Waiver Program, launched in March 2012. Expansion of the program will allow qualified individuals to apply for additional classes of visas without being interviewed in person by a U.S. consular officer. The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi expects this expansion to affect thousands of visa applicants in India. Specifically, the expansion of the program may waive the visa interview requirement for H-1B visa holders, individual L-1A and L-1B visa holders, and F-1 students returning to attend the same program at the same school.

Under the current program, Indian applicants who are renewing visas that are still valid or visas that have expired within the past 48 months may request streamlined processing, including waiver of a personal interview, within the following visa categories:

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