Waiver of Visa Interviews Through December 31, 2022
December 28, 2021
The existing policy in effect since September 15, 2021 authorizing interview waivers for certain F, M, and academic J nonimmigrants through the end of 2021 will be extended to December 31, 2022.
In addition, U.S. consulates have been given new authority to waive certain nonimmigrant visa interviews for several categories of individual petition-based visa classifications through December 31, 2022. The expanded authority applies to H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P and Q applicants who are applying based on an individual nonimmigrant visa petition, among other criteria.