Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Wannabes Forums > Professional Pilot Training (includes ground studies)
Reload this Page >

US VISA B1/B2 under National Interest Exception

Professional Pilot Training (includes ground studies) A forum for those on the steep path to that coveted professional licence. Whether studying for the written exams, training for the flight tests or building experience here's where you can hang out.

US VISA B1/B2 under National Interest Exception

Old 19th Dec 2020, 14:12
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Bulgaria
Posts: 3
US VISA B1/B2 under National Interest Exception

Hello all,

I am required to obtain a B1/B2 VISA in order to conduct flight training in the US. I currently only have C1/D VISA and this is not sufficient for the travel. Has anyone recently got a B1/B2 VISA under the National Interest Exception (NIE), as I am struggling to find an interview date, as the earliest in the UK is currently in September 2021 and I need to conduct the training in Jan/Feb 2021. I have also tried other EU countries, but earliest I found was Germany in beginning of February and Poland same time.

I would really appreciate any advice in obtaining the B1/B2 VISA under NIE. I have tried to prove that my travel is urgent, but no luck so far and have now request an emergency appointment.

Thank you in advance!
voleto is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2020, 22:25
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: FL, USA
Posts: 2,798
What makes you think you qualify?

These National Interest Exceptions (NIE) are exclusively based on national interests. Applicants must prove and justify that their entry into the United States is a matter of national interest in order to be exempted from the U.S. entry bans and get a waiver.
B2N2 is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2020, 22:33
  #3 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Bulgaria
Posts: 3
I will be conducting a Type-Rating and the organisation that I will be conducting it with assures me that the matter of the business directly impact the US Economy, which itself falls under NIE
voleto is offline  
Old 19th Dec 2020, 23:36
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: London
Posts: 599
Calm down. Anyone with an M or F visa comes under the exception automatically. A course of study cannot be pursued on a B class visa.
selfin is offline  
Old 20th Dec 2020, 04:13
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 529
A type rating is not a course of study. I don't think flight safety can even sponsor a student visa.
Climb150 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.