The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has authorized consular officers through the end of 2022 to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary employment nonimmigrant visa applicants who have a petition approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This new authorization applies to temporary workers applying for H-1, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, and Q visas who meet certain conditions, including that they are applying for a visa in their country of nationality or residence.
The previous authority allowing for waiver of interview of certain H-2 (temporary agricultural and non-agricultural workers) applicants has also been extended through the end of 2022. Applicants renewing any visa within 48 months of expiration are also eligible for interview waiver.
What does this news mean for applicants?
- your visa application will be reviewed on the basis of the submitted information and documents, and not the ability to communicate in English;
- you do not need to study your own biography, sign up for a free date, go to Kyiv, and worry about the interview;
- visa applications are considered faster, and less gray hair appears.
That's why we advise you not to procrastinate, but to realize your dream of working in the United States this year!