Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Mission India Expands NIV Interview Waiver Program

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"Following the success of the IWP, as part of continuing efforts to streamline the visa process, and to meet increased visa demand in India,  the U.S. Mission is pleased to announce an expansion of the IWP.  We expect this expansion to benefit thousands of visa applicants in India.

Under the current Interview Waiver Program, Indian visa applicants who are renewing visas that are still valid or expired within the past 48 months may submit their applications for consideration for streamlined processing, including waiver of a personal interview, within the following visa categories:

  • Business/Tourism (B1 and/or B2);
  • Dependent (J2, H4, L2)
  • Transit (C) and/or Crew Member (D) - including C1/D.
  • Children applying before their 7th birthday traveling on any visa class
  • Applicants applying on or after their 80th birthday traveling on any visa class

Under the expanded program, the following Indian