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Abuses that prevent some Dominican tourists from renewing their US visas.

The interview exception to renew a nonimmigrant or tourist visa has caused thousands of Dominicans to renew their visas in recent months, including those that expired four years ago.

This, thanks to the ruling of the US authorities, which entered into force last March, to extend until December 31, 2021, the renewal of tourist or tourist visas for a period of ten years, up to 48 months.

However, not everyone promises that your visa has been renewed. The reasons are disclosed by the immigration expert Rocky Lionel Rodriguez, Which always remains for Dominican tourists to take proper advantage of this privilege.

“One of the things I noticed in recent consultations of visa renewal applicants was that they were refused because in the 10-year period, some had cases of illness that forced them to continue treatment for an extended period of time in the United States.”

And he explains that there is a misunderstanding, because many understand that because they covered some medical expenses, but they received treatment in hundreds of thousands of dollars, “because it is clear that these expenses were covered by Medicare and that affects them,” because in Joe Biden the government that is still a charge General for location purposes.

Then, Those people who have benefited from health care in the US their visas run out when they go for renewal.

He explains: “The surgery or treatment may have taken place three or four years ago, not even at the time of the coronavirus infection, but within 10 years of their visa and it affected them.”

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He adds that there is another harmful factor, which is that there are people who unfortunately have not been able to justify their stay of three, four and five months, and they are also denied a visa. As everyone knows, for a person who has been refused a visa, this decision is not subject to review or appeal by the Consul.

Do not last more than three weeks as a tourist

“I have a lot of time telling people that the time they should spend traveling to the United States should not exceed three weeks, which is 21 days, which is the rate at which a tourist travels,” he repeated.

Exception for visa renewal interview

Below we are transcribing the following text from the US Embassy, ​​with explanations of where to renew visas without an interview, found on its website.

Most applicants who need to renew a visa do not need an interview at the embassy by a consular official. If eligible, the applicant will need to complete an online nonimmigrant visa application and make an appointment at Visa Service Center (VAC) To take your bio data and leave your passport. Next, the consular officer of the embassy will detail your application. Each passport containing a new visa will be sent to the place of delivery chosen by the applicant. To see if you qualify for this program and for more details, please see:”.

The embassy is also updating its guidelines on its social networks.

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