US to allow waiving of in-person interviews for H-1B visa applicants through 2022

It will reduce visa wait times, the State Department says

US to allow waiving of in-person interviews for H-1B visa applicants through 2022

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December 24

The United States will allow the waiving of in-person interviews for H-1B and other certain non-immigrant visa applicants through next year to reduce visa wait times, the State Department said on Thursday.

"The Covid pandemic resulted in profound reductions in the department’s visa processing capacity," it said in a statement. "As global travel rebounds, we are taking these temporary steps to further our commitment to safely and efficiently reduce visa wait times while maintaining national security as our priority." Reuters

 

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