12/23/2021: U.S. Visa Interview Waiver Eligibility Extended and Expanded

  • A revised version of the existing policy authorizing interview waivers for certain F and J visa applicants will be extended to December 31, 2022.
  • Through that same date, U.S. consulates will have the authority to continue to waive the in-person interview requirement for foreign nationals applying for any type of nonimmigrant visa in the same classification, where the prior visa has expired within 48 months.