Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:00:00 GMT | By Hindu Business Line

US waives visa interview for four more categories

US Ambassador to India, Nancy J Powell announced that the visa interview waiver will include the H1-B and L1-B category

US waives visa interview for four more categories (© Reuters)

New Delhi: More jobs for both Indians and Americans, energy security, women entrepreneurship and greater bilateral ties between the two countries were some of the issues before the US Ambassador to India, Nancy J Powell.

Announcing visa interview waiver for four categories of work visa including H1-B and L1-B, she told the members of the Indian Women’s Press Corp that the ideal situation would be more jobs for both the US and India.

A diplomat who is also a Libran she was true to her character, doing a balancing act while fielding questions. Gentle but firm she said that the second stint of the Obama Government, while bringing in continuity, would also reflect some changes.

Tactfully, pre-empting any questions on visa, she said taking forward the Interview Waiver Program (IWP) launched in March, it has been decided to expand it to four more categories now.

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