In order to qualify for the Visa Reissuance Program (VRP), applicants must meet nine criteria listed on our website. However, qualifying for VRP does not mean that you automatically qualify for a visa.
A consular officer will review each VRP application carefully. The Embassy reserves the right to call any applicant for an interview, even if he/she qualifies for VRP. If an interview is required, a representative of the Embassy will contact the applicant within two business days of his/her VRP appointment.
Being called back for an interview is not an automatic refusal. It simply means that the consular officer needs to speak with you in person to clarify some aspects of your application. At the end of this interview, the officer will let you know whether you qualify for the visa.
Please note: If a VRP applicant receives a call, he/she is requested to return to the Embassy for an interview and may appear from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, Tuesdays or Thursdays, except Philippine and U.S. holidays. Please bring your green 221(g) letter, your passports, and any other documents you submitted with the original application.
For more information about VRP, see our blog post.