E visa interview waiver

The E-visa renewal process and be a tedious and time-consuming process, but did you know that if you’re renewing your E-visa with the same company, there’s a way to potentially bypass the interview stage? Here’s a quick guide to help you navigate the Self-Identification of Potential Interview Waiver Eligibility option available at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Canada.

What is the Self-Identification for Potential Interview Waiver Eligibility?

If you’re renewing an E-visa with the same company and the company holds a valid registration, you might be eligible for an interview waiver. This means you might not have to go through the often time-consuming process of an in-person interview.

How to Self-Identify?

  1. Compile Your Supporting Documents: Ensure you have all the required supporting documents pertaining to your E-visa renewal.
  2. Scan and Save: Convert these documents into a single PDF file. Make sure the scanned copies are clear, legible, and of good quality.
  3. Email the Documents: Send the compiled PDF to evisacanada@state.gov. It’s crucial to use the exact subject line, “IW Self-Identification for [Applicant Surname] with [Company Name]” replacing the placeholders with your surname and the name of the company respectively.
  4. Await Response: The U.S. Embassy or Consulate will review your submission. If your application is deemed potentially eligible for the interview waiver, they will notify you and provide further instructions on the next steps.

Why Opt for Self-Identification?

Choosing to self-identify can save you a significant amount of time. If you’re eligible for the interview waiver, it eliminates the need for a face-to-face interview, streamlining the renewal process. However, it’s essential to understand that self-identifying doesn’t guarantee an interview waiver. It merely indicates that you believe you might qualify. The final decision rests with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.


Renewing your E-visa in Canada with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate doesn’t have to be an exhaustive process. By leveraging the self-identification option for potential interview waiver eligibility, you could simplify your renewal. Always ensure your documents are in order, and closely follow the guidelines to increase your chances of being granted a waiver.

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