The Israel-America Chamber of Commerce member Tsvi Kan-Tor says, “Waiving the requirement to go to the embassy makes things significantly easier for Israelis seeking visas, who had been forced to wait long periods to make an appointment.”
By Ilan Gattegno & Shlomo Cesana
The U.S. Embassy recently announced that it is waiving the requirement for Israelis above the age of 14 to renew their U.S. visitor visas in person.
Israelis wait in line outside the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv – Photo: Yehoshua Yosef
Applicants will now be able to go through the renewal process by sending the required forms via registered mail. The terms apply to visa holders whose visa will not expire for another year, and who meet the rest of the criteria listed by the embassy.
“Waiving the requirement to go to the embassy [in person] makes things significantly easier for Israelis seeking visas [to the U.S.], who had been forced to wait long periods to make an appointment,” Israel-America Chamber of Commerce Visas Committee Chairman Tsvi Kan-Tor said.
“There is no doubt the policy will significantly shorten wait times,” Kan-Tor added.
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