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AAU Signs on Letter Requesting Extension of Visa Interview Waivers

AAU, APLU, and 64 other organizations and coalitions joined this letter urging the Department of State (DOS) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to extend visa interview waivers which are set to expire on December 31, 2023. The letter supports this extension by noting that "these authorities allow consular officers to waive in-person interviews for certain, low-risk nonimmigrant visa applicants and have resulted in significantly decreased wait times for nearly all visa applicants." Furthermore, the waivers have decreased consular pressures without endangering national security objectives. 

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