Effective June 1, NIV Interview Waiver documents will not be returned to applicants

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May 24, 2019: Beginning June 1, documents submitted to the U.S. Embassy Port of Spain in support of a Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) interview waiver application will not be returned, other than the applicant’s valid and expired passports.  Supporting documents submitted before June 1, will be returned per the current practice.

This is meant to simplify the process for both the Embassy and the applicants – enabling us to process applications faster and return passports and visas back to applicants quicker.

When applying for your visas online, the system tells you based on information entered, whether you qualify for our interview waiver and what documents to submit in your package.

If we have questions about your interview waiver application, we will contact you with further instructions.

Documents for Renewal Interview Waiver:

  • DS-160 Consular Application confirmation page with bar code
  • Applicant’s current passport with at least six months of remaining validity
  • Passport containing the most recent U.S. visa
  • Recent (less than six months old) passport-sized photo on white background (without spectacles)
  • Courier confirmation sheet.

Documents for Age Interview Waiver applicants under the age of 14:

  • DS-160 Consular Application confirmation page with bar code
  • Applicant’s current passport with at least six months of remaining validity
  • If applicable, the child applicant’s passport with most recent U.S. visa
  • Recent (less than six months old) passport-sized photo on white background (without spectacles)
  • Courier confirmation sheet
  • Photocopy of the applicant’s birth certificate
  • Photocopy of the parent’s valid U.S. visa(s)
  • Photocopy of the non-travelling parent’s identification card or passport.
  • DO NOT SEND originals of any civil documents.

Documents for Age Interview Waiver applicants over the age of 79:

  • DS-160 Consular Application confirmation page with bar code
  • Applicant’s current passport with at least six months of remaining validity
  • If applicable, applicant’s passport containing the most recent U.S. visa
  • Recent (less than six months old) passport-sized photo on white background (without spectacles)
  • Courier confirmation sheet.

For complete instructions on this and other U.S. visa programs, please visit www.usvisa-info.com or call (868) 235-4500 Monday to Friday, during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.