Applying for a Visa Without an Interview

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Overview

Some applicants may be eligible to receive a visa without an interview. U.S. Embassy Vilnius has developed a process for those applicants who meet the requirements. Please read the general requirements and carefully follow the instructions below. Please note that this option applies only to Lithuanian citizens physically present in Lithuania.

Qualifications

  • Travelers over the age of 80;
  • Individuals under the age of 14;
  • Returning students applying for F-1 visas to continue studies at the same university or college;
  • Seamen renewing C1/D visas who possess a valid or recently expired (within 12 months) visa of the same type.

How to apply

Step 1

Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form.

Step 2

Create a profile on this web page. After logging in to our online applicant system, select “Schedule Appointment”. Please proceed to answer the questions, which will evaluate your eligibility to apply for a visa without an interview. If qualified for an interview waiver, you will receive detailed instructions on how to submit your documents. As part of this multi-step process, you will be presented with options for paying the visa application fee. You will need three pieces of information in order to register online:

  • Passport details
  • Bank receipt number (click here if you need help finding this number)
  • Ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page (one page with a barcode)
Step 3

Send your documents by TNT Express courier. To do so, visit the TNT office in Vilnius with the Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter (generated during online registration), together with your passport, DS-160 confirmation page, and other required documents, which will depend on the specific visa type for which you are applying. You will receive the Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter if, based on your answers to the interview waiver eligibility questions at Step 7 of the online applicant system, it is determined that you are eligible for an interview waiver. Once at the TNT office, you will need to complete the Interview Waiver Checklist. There is no cost to send documents from the TNT office to the Embassy.

Note: A pick-up from a residence/office is not part of this process. You will need to submit your documents in person at the TNT location in Vilnius, as indicated in the Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter. If you arrange for a courier to pick up documents at your residence/office, you are solely responsible for the documents and cost between your location and the TNT office

Step 4

Once we receive your application package, a consular official will make the final determination as to whether you qualify for visa issuance without a personal interview. At the conclusion of the visa adjudication process, TNT will return your documents and passport to either the document delivery address listed in your profile, or the TNT pickup location in Vilnius. Deliveries can only be made to addresses within Lithuania. You may change your document delivery address by accessing your profile, including on the day when you drop off your documents at the courier office. If you need to make such a change after this time, please contact the helpline for assistance. If issued, the passport will contain your visa.

Return of your passport may take up to 7 business days upon receipt. Please note that we reserve the right to request a personal interview of any applicant.

More Information

Apply for a U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa