(Visa appointment is in first week of May 2023). Does anyone know if a helper can accompany a blind or low vision applicant for a B1/B2 visa appointment to help the applicant till the visa officer counter ?
If so, is there any prior documentation (medical or disability certificate) that needs to be submitted ? OR
If there is anyone who know of someone who had such experience in your circle, can you please guide me with some details ?
There is something called as reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:
If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.
Please reach out to ustraveldocs with all the details immediately and check with them how they can accommodate your requirements at your selected embassy/consulate.