Did you know the US Waives Off Interviews for Multiple Visa Categories for All Pakistanis Recently, Pakistani nationals renewed their B1/B2 tourist and business visas in the U.S.
Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi no longer need to appear in person for an interview to do so.
The program is open to all Pakistani nationals, regardless of age, who currently hold or have held a valid B1/B2 visa within the previous 48 months.
Pakistani nationals aged 45 and up were the only ones allowed to vote in the past.
In addition, applicants who have previously held a U.S. visa and are applying for a student or petition-based work visa will be eligible to skip the interview until 2023.
As part of an effort to improve service to customers and streamline the renewal of tourist and business visas for eligible Pakistani nationals, the process no longer requires them to undergo an interview.
Some visa interviewees may be asked to attend an interview at the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate General after submitting their visa petitions, as this is a requirement under U.S. law.
To find out if you qualify for a waiver from your interview, please visit the United States Mission in Pakistan’s website.
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If prospective employee is scheduled for an interview and later learns they are eligible for a waiver, they can cancel their appointment online, create a new application in the scheduling portal, and complete the interview waiver process from there.
Please be aware that there are designated drop-off points for interview waiver submissions through approved courier services and that the average processing time is four weeks.
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