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Is there B2 visa waiver program?

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Is there a visa interview waiver program for B2 visas if the earlier visa expired within last 12 months? Is there any credibility to it?

Answers to all the below questions is YES. Would the applicant qualify for waiver?

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Eligibility Criteria for all applicants except child below 14 years of age and applicant above 80 years of age or older:

  • I have a previous U.S. visa in the same class as the visa for which I wish to apply
  • My most recent visa was issued in India
  • I received my visa after January 1, 2008
  • My prior visa is not annotated “Clearance Received” or “Department Authorization”.
  • My most recent visa (in the same class for which I am applying) was issued on or after my 14th birthday
  • My most recent visa (in the same class for which I am applying) was not lost/stolen or cancelled.
  • I have no refusals for a visa in any class after my most recent visa issuance
  • If I am applying for an H or L (individual) or R visa, my prior visa in the same class is still valid or expired within the last 12 months.

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  • If I am applying for any other class of visa, my prior visa in the same class is still valid or expired within the last 12 months.
  • Note: Blanket L1 visa applicants do not qualify for the Interview Waiver, but Blanket L2 spouses are eligible.
  • If I am applying for an F visa, am continuing as student at same school for which my previous visa was issued.
  • If I am applying for a J visa, my current DS-2019 is issued by the same institution as the institution listed on my previous visa

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Hello:

I need clarification. My mother's visitor visa was rejected twice before she was issued a visitor visa. Will she be eligible for interview waiver? I am hearing conflicting opinions on this as the following statement is confusing:

I have no refusals for a visa in any class after my most recent visa issuance.

 

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if she got one following one or more refusals, then her past is 'clear' from the perspective of using the interview waiver procedure...she could still be called in, however, at the CO's discretion.

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