No interview needed for US visa renewal
August 5, 2011 -- As part of its continuing effort to improve customer service, the United States (US) Embassy in Manila announced its visa re-issuance program (VRP) to expedite visa renewals for Philippine visa applicants, who have been previously issued multiple entry visas to the US valid for five years or longer.
Under the new program, a Philippine citizen holding an eligible US tourist visa (B1/B2) can apply for re-issuance within 12 months of its expiration date. Visa reissuance applicants will be given a priority appointment date.
In most instances, applicants will need only to appear at the consular section of the embassy at the designated appointment time to submit a valid passport and application confirmation page, and to have their fingerprints digitally scanned.
No interview with a consular officer will normally be needed.
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