US VISA Interview Waiver or Dropbox Eligibility Extended
On August 25, 2020, US Department of State has temporarily expanded the ability of consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification.
Previously, only those applicants whose nonimmigrant visa expired within 12 months were eligible for an interview waiver. The Secretary has temporarily extended the expiration period to 24 months.
This policy is in effect until December 31, 2020.
Consular sections across India are now accepting drop box applications for F,M,J, H, and L visa renewals at Visa Application Centers across India.
A list of drop-off locations is available on our website at: http://cdn.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-loc-documentdropoff.asp#locations.