US Stops Taking Interviews For Indian H1B, Students Till This Date: But Conditions Apply!

A senior American diplomat has told Indian community leaders that United States has waived in-person interview requirements for many visa applicants, including students and workers, at its diplomatic missions in India through December 31 this year. students (F, M, and academic J visas), workers (H-1, H-2, H-3, and individual L visas), Culture and extraordinary ability (O, P, and Q visas) are the applicants eligible for these visas.

After his meeting with Assistant Secretary of State for South Central Asia, Donal Lu. Bhutoria raised the issue of visas during his meeting with Lu in Silicon Valley in the US state of California on Friday, Ajay Jain Bhutoria, South Asian Community Leader and US President Joe Biden’s Advisor for Asian Americans said that this is much-needed support to visa applicants. This would be very helpful to our friends and immediate family members and remove a lot of their concerns and remove inconveniences.

US Department of State is authorised to waive in-person interview requirements for certain applicants and their qualifying derivatives in various non-immigrant visa classifications through December 31, informed Lu.

To be eligible for an extended interview withdrawal process, applicants seeking these visa categories must be issued with any US visa category; they have never been denied a US visa and have no indication of possible visa or eligibility for a visa. They also need to be a citizen or nationality of the country in which they apply; among other things, said the State Department.

More Than 20000 dropoff appointments

The US embassy in New Delhi and its ambassadors to Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai will release more than 20,000 drop-off appointments by Spring 2022 so that eligible applicants can exercise their new interview cancellation authority, according to a posted notice. on the American Embassy website in New Delhi.

During the meeting, Bhutoria negotiated with Lu to expand relations between the US and India. He emphasized the need for the US and India to work closely with South Central Asia. Both India and the US are strong democracies and share democratic values ??and provide leadership in the Asia Pacific region, he said.

Contribution of Indian American Diaspora Discussed

They also discussed the significant contribution made by the people of the Indian American diaspora and their significant contribution to the growth of the digital economy, the establishment and establishment of businesses and corporations, and the contribution to US economic growth.Assistant Secretary Lu, Bhutoria, Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna also met at the afternoon event to discuss with Afghan community leaders, elected officials the Afghanistan refugee resettlement.

During the meeting, Lu highlighted recent immigration changes, recognising the tremendous opportunities that US work and study offer and the important contributions of international visitors to US communities, campuses, and the economy, the Department of State has streamlined visa processes for many applicants while continuing to protect national security, a media release said.

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