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  • B1- Interview for People older than 79

    I want to apply visitor visa for my parents. father is 85 and mother is 79. i read somewhere that interview is not necessary for people above 79 years of age.

    Is this true? is there a way to avoid interview for them, since they do not live in Bombay.

    I am a Citizen, is getting green card for them would be eaiser?

    Thanks in Advance.

  • #2
    If the applicant is at least 80 years old, then a personal interview is not required. Otherwise a presonal interview is required and there is no way to avoid it.

    Is this their first visa application to US? Recently a new program has been implemented by US consulates/embassies worldwide which allows interview waiver if a visa is being renewed in the same category with 48 months of expiration. Click here for more information.

    Applying for a green card will take several months and upwards of $1500 per person. Consider this option only if you want them to live with you in the US for long term. Green cards will definitely require a personal interview.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nkm-oct23 View Post
      If the applicant is at least 80 years old, then a personal interview is not required. Otherwise a presonal interview is required and there is no way to avoid it.

      Is this their first visa application to US? Recently a new program has been implemented by US consulates/embassies worldwide which allows interview waiver if a visa is being renewed in the same category with 48 months of expiration. Click here for more information.

      Applying for a green card will take several months and upwards of $1500 per person. Consider this option only if you want them to live with you in the US for long term. Green cards will definitely require a personal interview.

      Thanks nkm-oct23

      This would be their first Visa. They dont want to live here and that is why i am not applying for GC.

      Do you Know what would be the Procedure for them, as there is no interview, then how and where do they send the documents.

      I tried to search but cannot find any description for that.

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      • #4
        If your mother is 79 years old, she has to attend a personal interview for her visa, there is no exception. Contact VFS in Mimbai which handles all US visa applications for more information.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nkm-oct23 View Post
          If your mother is 79 years old, she has to attend a personal interview for her visa, there is no exception. Contact VFS in Mimbai which handles all US visa applications for more information.
          http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/...-newdelhi.shtm Read about the potential for interview waivers in the article at that link.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BigJoe5 View Post
            http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/...-newdelhi.shtm Read about the potential for interview waivers in the article at that link.
            The new waiver applies only to those applicants who are renewing a visa in the same category. It does not apply to OP, whose parents are first time applicants.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nkm-oct23 View Post
              If your mother is 79 years old, she has to attend a personal interview for her visa, there is no exception. Contact VFS in Mimbai which handles all US visa applications for more information.
              I tried to contact them- no replies;-((

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              • #8
                Applicants who are 80-years-old or older, and have not been previously found ineligible for a U.S. visa, do not require visa interview appointment and are not required to come to the U.S. Embassy to apply for nonimmigrant visas.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hazelickes View Post
                  Applicants who are 80-years-old or older, and have not been previously found ineligible for a U.S. visa, do not require visa interview appointment and are not required to come to the U.S. Embassy to apply for nonimmigrant visas.
                  I wish you would remove the COMMERCIAL links to poor quality websites from your spam-like posts. Consider yourself reported as spam.

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