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Your US Visa Dream May Delay Until 2024

Aug 30,2022

Your USA Visa Dream May Delay Until 2024

The USA is a country where everyone wants to go at least once in a lifetime. However, everyone has their individual objectives to visit the country. The last couple of years were struggling for the world due to the horrible Wuhan COVID-19 virus pandemic. The USA was among the countries that suffered a lot and lost many precious lives and also millions of people got suffered as well. Because of the scenario, the country has closed their international borders. But now as the world is recovering from the situation, the USA also opened their international borders and allowed foreign visitors, international students and non-immigration program holders to come to the country.

On the other side, as the aspirants heard the news of the opening of the USA borders, start applying in a huge number. As a result, the backlog of applications and interview appointments starts mounting. To resolve the issue US immigration department has started delaying the appointment calendar.

As per the latest update on the US Department of State’s official website, aspirants who would like to apply for a visitor visa, US student visa or non-immigrant visa may need to wait for their visa appointment for 100 to 580+ calendar days.

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Consulate-Wise Appointment Schedule

As per the latest update, here is the schedule of USA Visa offices that are situated in different cities in India.

New Delhi

NON-IMMIGRATNT VISA TYPE APPOINTMENT WAIT TIME
Visitor Visa 594 Calendar Days
Student/Exchange Visitor Visa 465 Calendar Days
All Other Non-Immigrant Visa 196 Calendar Days

 

Mumbai

NON-IMMIGRATNT VISA TYPE APPOINTMENT WAIT TIME
Visitor Visa 584 Calendar Days
Student/Exchange Visitor Visa 100 Calendar Days
All Other Non-Immigrant Visa 100 Calendar Days

 

Chennai

NON-IMMIGRATNT VISA TYPE APPOINTMENT WAIT TIME
Visitor Visa 526 Calendar Days
Student/Exchange Visitor Visa 470 Calendar Days
All Other Non-Immigrant Visa 98 Calendar Days

 

Kolkata

NON-IMMIGRATNT VISA TYPE APPOINTMENT WAIT TIME
Visitor Visa 592 Calendar Days
Student/Exchange Visitor Visa 465 Calendar Days
All Other Non-Immigrant Visa 206 Calendar Days

(Source of numbers: https://travel.state.gov/)

Important Notes

  • Some consulates may take the separeate process for the visa cases.
  • Some cases may qualify for the in-person interview waived-off criteria as well.
  • However, better to visit individual consulate’s website for the case related further and precise details.
  • The prime reason for the delay is a huge amount of applications from India those are in-process.
  • Moreover, the US government has made a statement that they are doing thier best to reduced the timeline.
  • Shortage of staff and backlog are the premium reasons for such delays. However, the department is hiring new employees but the training of the new employees takes time.

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