U.S. Visa Applicants Under Age 14 or Age 80 and Over

If you’re applying for a U.S. visa in India and you’re either under 14 or over 80 years old, this guide is for you. No need to stress about a visa interview; here’s how you can go through the process smoothly.

Who’s Eligible?

If you’re under 14 or over 80 at the time of application, you don’t have to go through a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in India. Instead, you can use the Interview Waiver. However, some rules and requirements still apply.

What You Need:

When submitting your visa application, make sure you include the following:

  1. Passports:
  • Your current passport.
  • All your old passports.
  1. DS-160 Confirmation Page:
  • Complete the DS-160 form and print the confirmation page.
  1. Visa Fee Receipt:
  • Provide the receipt for the current visa application fee.

For Children Under 14:

  • Children under 14 need to submit a photocopy of each parent’s passport biographic information page and a valid U.S. visa.
  • If parents don’t have U.S. visas, the child isn’t eligible for the interview waiver.
  • Guardians or parents accompanying the child can carry the child’s documents along with a hard copy photograph following the photo requirements.

Important Points to Remember:

  • Parents scheduling appointments with a child under 14 should submit the required documents during their Embassy/Consulate interview.
  • Visa issuance for those not appearing in person isn’t guaranteed. In some cases, the Embassy/Consulate may require the child to appear in person after reviewing the application.

That’s it! By following these simple steps and including the necessary documents, you can navigate the visa process without the need for a stressful interview. Just make sure to adhere to the guidelines, and you’re good to go.

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