Ohio Immigration Lawyer: DOS Offers O and P Visas Without Interview

In a recent announcement, the U.S. Embassy in London posted a notice that certain O and P visa applicants are eligible to apply for a new visa without having to attend an interview with a U.S. consular officer. If the applicant previously provided a complete set of fingerprints and is applying to renew the same category of visa that is still valid or has expired within the last 12 months, the exemption may apply. The applicant can use the Visa Reissuance Wizard, available on the embassy’s website, to see if he or she is exempt. In all cases, a consular officer always reserves the right to request that an applicant appear for a personal interview.