U.S. Announces Interview Waiver Process for Qualifying Visa Renewals in Saint Lucia

Press Release:–  As part of the United States Government’s continuing efforts to improve customer service and streamline the visa process, the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the implementation of interview visa waivers in Saint Lucia for qualified applicants wishing to renew their U.S. visas, effective September 10, 2018.

Saint Lucian passport holders, with the exception of beneficiaries of the citizen by investment programs, may qualify for a visa renewal interview waiver if their previous visa expired within the past twelve months and they are applying for the same visa category as their previous visa.

The applicant must be physically present in Saint Lucia or within the consular district of the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados to avail themselves of this option.  Additionally, the previous U.S. visa must be in the applicant’s possession, and the applicant must have submitted a 10-fingerprint scan in conjunction with the previous visa application.  

 Students who wish to renew their visas, and who satisfy the aforementioned requirements may qualify for interview waiver if they are applying to continue attendance at the same institution, or will continue the same major course of study at a different institution.  Applicants seeking to renew work-related visas who are returning to work for the same employer/company as annotated on the previous visa may also qualify.  Applicants under the age of 14 and over 79 will continue to qualify for interview waiver in most visa classifications. 

 Applicants who acquired Saint Lucia citizenship via an economic citizenship program and all third country nationals will still be required to schedule visa interviews for visa renewals.  Eligibility for interview waiver does not automatically entitle applicants to a waiver of the interview requirement.  Meeting the general qualifications for visa renewal interview waiver does not guarantee that an applicant will not be requested to present him or herself in person for an interview at the Embassy. 

For general information, please see the Nonimmigrant Visa section of the Embassy’s website https://bb.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/, or to begin the process to determine if you qualify for interview waiver, please see https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-bb/niv. There will be further expansion of interview waivers in U.S. Embassy Bridgetown’s consular district in the coming weeks.

8 Comments

  1. Josito Mateo
    September 8, 2018 at 4:50 pm Reply

    I don’t understand this, Prime Minister Chastanet said St Lucians will be able to travel to the US without Visa. When will this be in effect? We are waiting for an answer PM.

    1. Straight
      September 10, 2018 at 8:59 am Reply

      Listen and read to understand. No wonder lucians are classified as uneducated.

      1. Neutral
        September 10, 2018 at 6:28 pm

        There is video evidence to support what the poster has said

  2. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    September 8, 2018 at 8:19 pm Reply

    Why would you want to go to that ungodly, racist place?

    1. BlackShade
      September 10, 2018 at 10:22 am Reply

      Hate to agree with someone named 666 but i couldn’t agree with you more. A black hole of death for black people.

  3. I speak the turth
    September 10, 2018 at 6:26 am Reply

    Why is that most of us St.Lucian like to put politics in everything that is said. Some of us need to shut it if we have nothing useful to say. That’s why we as a ppl will not move forward because every thing that is said majority of us paint it red or yellow

    1. BlackShade
      September 10, 2018 at 10:23 am Reply

      You are on point like a fax machine. Hopefully they got the message.

  4. Waterfall
    September 10, 2018 at 9:09 am Reply

    Well said ?

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