Repeat travelers to the United States may, under some circumstances, renew their visas without appearing at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate for an interview.
You may submit your visa application at a Team Stanley location as either an Interview Waiver or Drop Box submission and proceed without a consular interview if you meet all of the following qualifications:
INTERVIEW WAIVER PROGRAM "DROPBOX" CHECKLIST
If you can answer “yes” to the all of the following questions, you qualify for our Interview Waiver Program.
- I received my visa after November 1, 2008
- I have a previous U.S. visa in the same class as the visa for which I wish to renew
- My previous visa was issued in India (if it is H-1B with the same employer)
- My most recent visa (in the same visa class for which I am applying) was issued on or after my 14th birthday
- I have no refusals for a visa in any category after my most recent visa issurance
If I am applying for a B1/B2, C1D, F, or J visa, my prior visa in the same classification is still valid or expired within the last 48 months. OR If I am applying for an H or L (individual) visa, my prior visa in the same classification with the same petitioner is still valid or expired within the last 12 months. Note: L (Blanket) visa does not qualify.
- My prior visa is not annotated “Clearance Received” or "Department Authorization"
- My most recent visa (in the same visa class for which I am applying) was not lost or stolen.
For the checklist please check this site. http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-visarenew.asp
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