How long does it take to get a waiver for immigration? In terms of processing times, USCIS and DOS are coordinating closely to make sure that the timing of the approval of a provisional unlawful presence waiver application is close to the time of the scheduled immigrant visa interview abroad. Generally, it takes 4 to 6 months to process an I-601A waiver application.
What is an immigrant waiver? A waiver means that you ask the U.S. government to overlook or forgive the ground of inadmissibility and grant the green card or other benefit despite it.
Can immigrant visa interview be waived? The Department of State (DOS) took one such measure on December 23, 2021, granting consular officers the discretionary power to temporarily waive the in-person interview requirements for some non-immigrant visas through the end of 2022.
Who qualifies for an interview waiver for US immigrant visas? Applicants under 14 years old and over 79 years old may qualify for exemption from the in-person Interview and may not need a personal appearance at the U.S. Embassy when applying for a visa or renewing their visa.