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B1- Interview for People older than 79

Discussion in 'General B Visa and Related Issues' started by Anand-Citizen, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Anand-Citizen

    Anand-Citizen Registered Users (C)

    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. nkm-oct23

    nkm-oct23 Registered Users (C)

    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.
  3. Anand-Citizen

    Anand-Citizen Registered Users (C)


    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.
  4. nkm-oct23

    nkm-oct23 Registered Users (C)

    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.
  5. BigJoe5

    BigJoe5 Registered Users (C)

    http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2012,0323-newdelhi.shtm Read about the potential for interview waivers in the article at that link.
  6. nkm-oct23

    nkm-oct23 Registered Users (C)

    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.
  7. Anand-Citizen

    Anand-Citizen Registered Users (C)

    I tried to contact them- no replies;-((
  8. hazelickes

    hazelickes Registered Users (C)

    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.
  9. BigJoe5

    BigJoe5 Registered Users (C)

    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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