71 Fed. Reg. 75662 (December 18, 2006)

The Department of State (DOS) published a final rule on personal appearance waivers for visa interviews. The final rule amends an interim rule published in 2003, by expanding the restrictions on cases for which the personal appearance requirement can be waived:

  • The age range for personal appearance waiver eligibility has been changed from 16 or under and 60 or older to 14 or under and 79 or older
  • A specific list of cases in which personal appearance waivers can not be granted has been added