Interview waiver for children 13 and under:



To be eligible for an interview waiver, children 13 years of age or younger must:

  • Be born in the Dominican Republic and hold a Dominican passport
  • Have at least one parent holding a B1 / B2 visa valid for 10 years or renewing their 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)
  • Completely and accurately complete all sections of the DS-160 online application
  • Please note that if either parent is a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) or U.S. citizen, the child is not entitled to an interview waiver and will need to make a regular appointment
  • The child is not eligible for the maintenance exemption if the most recent visa application was refused and was not subsequently overcome by the issuance of a fully valid visa

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

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