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Interview waiver for 13 years and under
December 26, 2022


To be eligible for an interview waiver, children who are 13 years old or younger must:

  • Have been born in the Dominican Republic and hold a Dominican passport
  • Have at least one parent who holds a valid 10-year B1/B2 visa or is renewing his/her visa at the same time as the child
  • Submit an original, complete, and legalized birth certificate (acta de nacimiento inextensa) and a copy of the parents’ valid visa(s)
  • Have completely and accurately filled out all sections of the DS-160 online application
  • Please note if either one of the parents is a legal permanent resident (LPR) or a U.S. citizen, the child does not qualify for an interview waiver and he/she will have to schedule a regular appointment
  • The child is not eligible for the interview waiver if the most recent visa application was refused, and was not subsequently overcome by the issuance of a full-validity visa

For more details see: Apply for a U.S. Visa | Visas for Children – Dominican Republic (English) (ustraveldocs.com)

NOTE: Children aged 13 or under do not need to attend the VAC appointment, however the parents must bring a 2X2” (50 mm by 50 mm) photograph taken against a white background to the VAC appointment. Please see photograph requirements here.

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