Seeking NIE approval on existing B1 B2 visa on Medical Emergency

Hi Friends,
My father want to travel to US on his existing B1, B2 visa, planning to apply for NIA approval through email. Need your inputs and advise.

Purpose of the visit: Medical Emergency of his 7 year old grandson, who was hospitalized in US currently in ICU.
Please advise me to get NIE approval. Its urgent.

Thank you in advance for your valuable support in this regard.


Sorry to hear about your son. You can submit the NIE approval to the consulate that issued the B2 visa.

Visa holders with definite plans to travel who can demonstrate qualification for a National Interest Exception may contact the Embassy or Consulate that issued their visa to request a national interest exception prior to travel:

The email must include the following information for all travelers seeking an exception, as it appears on the visa:

Last name:

First name:

Date of birth, in DDMMMYYY format (ie – 01JAN2021):

Gender (M/F):

Country of birth:

Country of citizenship:

Passport number:

Visa Number* and Category:

Issuing Post Name (upper left corner of visa):

Travel dates:

Travel purpose and national interest category, including a clear justification for receipt of a NIE:

*The visa number, also known as the visa foil number, is located on the lower right of the visa. Please attach a scanned copy of your visa.

Each request will be carefully considered as our limited resources allow. Emails in languages other than English may slow response time. We aim to respond to each request within two weeks but cannot guarantee a decision date or the outcome of the decision. Errors in the submitted data may prevent approval in NIE requests.

Please note that National Interest Exceptions (NIEs) are now valid for12 months and multiple entries from the day of approval, though only for the originally-approved purpose of travel. This change is retroactive for all NIEs issued under PP 10199 or other COVID-related proclamations, even if you previously received an NIE with a shorter duration.