Public Information Campaign: Visa Renewal Without an Interview

September 28, 2023

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Romania announced a program for visa renewal without an interview, aiming to issue a record number of visas to qualified Romanian citizens in FY 2024.

We are pleased to remind visa applicants about the advantages of renewing a visa without an interview, as part of our plan to improve and simplify visa services.

This program allows visa applicants who have previously been issued a U.S. visa to renew their visas without attending an interview at the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.

Visa applicants who are interested in this service should visit page to find out more about the specific qualification criteria for renewals.

The USTravelDocs visa appointment website will ask applicants a series of questions reflecting the criteria for the visa renewal. Qualifying applicants will be prompted to print the interview waiver confirmation page and drop off the required documents at one of the courier offices in Romania. The required documents include: passport (current and previous), DS-160 confirmation page, recent photos, visa fee receipt/proof of payment, Interview Waiver confirmation page, and appropriate documents based on the visa category for which they have applied.

As much as we enjoy meeting visa applicants in person, we would like to save you the time and effort needed to appear in person at the embassy if you don’t absolutely have to. To that end, the Interview Waiver option is simple, quick and hassle-free.