To streamline its procedures and shorten the waiting list for service at U.S. Embassies and Consulates, the U.S. State Department announced that specific applications for temporary (non-immigrant) visas such as tourism, business, study or work would no longer require interviews with consular officers in 2023.
In most cases of renewal of tourist and business visas (B1/B2), it was no longer necessary to attend again for an interview, depending on when the previous visa was issued. However, the interview waiver will also be available to holders of temporary work visas (specialized employees, artists, athletes, executives transferred to the U.S., etc.) and certain holders of study or exchange visas.
Although the renewal becomes automatic, it is essential to note that consular officers can always, if they wish, summon applicants for an additional interview if they have questions about the person’s qualification profile or travel intentions.
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