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US Embassy expands interview waiver eligibility for Pakistani citizens

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The United States Mission to Pakistan has announced the expansion of interview waiver eligibility for Pakistani citizens renewing B1/B2 tourism and business visas at the US Embassy in Islamabad and the US Consulate General in Karachi. 

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Pakistani citizens of ages 60 and older whose B1/B2 visas are valid or have expired within the last 48 months are eligible to participate.

In a statement on Monday, the US Embassy said that this procedural change will improve customer service and enable more efficient processing for renewals of tourism and business visas for qualified and eligible Pakistani citizens.

The Embassy said that the potentially eligible applicants with scheduled appointments were contacted directly and informed of the option to submit their applications through this new procedure.

However, it added, that as required by the US law, some eligible visa holders may still be required to appear at the US Embassy or US Consulate General for interviews after submission of their applications.

The applicants may visit our website at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/pk/pk-niv-visarenew.asp to determine if they are eligible for an interview waiver.

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