No more interviews: US makes major changes on VISA renewals

The US has reported changes for non-workers applying for Visa recharges.

In an explanation by the US government office on September 16, Kenyans applying for a traveler, business, understudy and group visa reestablishment won’t be exposed to interviews.

The government office expressed that the move was pointed toward managing the build-up among Kenyans who have raised worries over delays.

“As a feature of Diplomat Meg Whitman’s vow to decrease the nonimmigrant visa interview arrangement excess, the US Consulate in Nairobi declared today that it has extended the Meeting Waiver Program for nonimmigrant visas.

“As of now, those applying for vacationer/business (B1/B2), understudy (F, J, M), or group visas (C1/D) classes might be qualified for a visa recharging without a meeting,” a selection of the assertion read.

To fit the bill for this program, a candidate should apply for a similar visa class.

a FILE IMAGE OF  VISA appication representation
a FILE IMAGE OF VISA appication representation

“Your visa can’t have lapsed over a long time back. Previously, the breaking point was one year,” the US Government office added.

On its site, the government office demonstrated that it knows many visa candidates in Kenya paid the visa application handling expense and were standing by to plan a visa arrangement.

It added that it was attempting to diminish stand by times in all visa classes as fast and securely as could be expected and further broadened the legitimacy of installment (known as the MRV expense) until September 30, 2023, to permit all candidates who couldn’t plan a visa arrangement a chance to plan and go to a visa meeting with the generally paid charge.

As indicated by the consulate, the ongoing sit tight time for guest (B1/B2) and understudy (F/J/M) visa interview arrangements is as of now north of eighteen months.

“Visa arrangement charges are non-refundable, so you ought to painstakingly consider the meeting stand by time while choosing whether to seek after an arrangement.

“Kindly additionally recall that all visas and travel to the US might be liable to additional limitations,” US prompts.

It further noticed that candidates won’t be conceded a facilitated arrangement assuming they have been denied a nonimmigrant visa inside the beyond a year.

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