Applying for a Visa Without an Interview

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Some applicants may be eligible to receive a visa without an interview. U.S. Embassy Vilnius has developed a process for those applicants who meet the requirements. Please read the general requirements and carefully follow the instructions below. Please note that this option applies only to Lithuanian citizens or permanent resident of Lithuania physically present in Lithuania. If you are a permanent resident, please submit a copy of your permanent residency card.


  • Travelers over the age of 80;
  • Individuals under the age of 14;
  • Returning students applying for F-1 visas to continue studies at the same university or college;
  • Seamen renewing C1/D visas who possess a valid or recently expired (within 48 months) visa of the same type;
  • Travelers who possess a valid or recently expired (within 48 months) B1/B2 visa;
  • Travelers applying for H-2 visa and possess a valid or expired within 48 months visa of any type.

How to apply

Step 1

Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form.

Step 2

Create a profile on this web page. After logging in to our online applicant system, select “Schedule Appointment”. Please proceed to answer the questions, which will evaluate your eligibility to apply for a visa without an interview. If qualified for an interview waiver, you will receive detailed instructions on how to submit your documents. As part of this multi-step process, you will be presented with options for paying the visa application fee. You will need three pieces of information in order to register online:

  • Passport details
  • CGI receipt number
  • Ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page (one page with a barcode)
Step 3

You may send the documents by registered mail to the U.S. Embassy Vilnius, Consular Section, Akmenų 6, Vilnius LT-03106 OR bring them to the Embassy Entrance on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 4pm. You need to provide the Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter (generated during online registration), together with your passport, DS-160 confirmation page, self-addressed and pre-paid envelope, and other required documents, which will depend on the specific visa type for which you are applying. You will receive the Interview Waiver Confirmation Letter if, based on your answers to the interview waiver eligibility questions at Step 7 of the online applicant system, it is determined that you are eligible for an interview waiver.

Step 4

Once we receive your application package, a consular official will make the final determination as to whether you qualify for visa issuance without a personal interview. Information regarding passport retrieval, at the conclusion of the visa adjudication process, can be found at:

More Information

Apply for a U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa