US visa nightmare: Wait time as long as 833 days for appointments. Details here | World News - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

US visa nightmare: Wait time as long as 833 days for appointments. Details here

Oct 03, 2022 11:15 AM IST

US Visa Wait Time For Indians: Citing reduced staffing and pandemic-related disruptions in operations since March 2020, the embassy said that the demand for visas across all categories is high.

Amid a high volume of visa requests, the US Embassy in India announced on its website that travellers may not be accommodated according to their planned travel dates even if the purpose of the travel is time sensitive.

US Visa Wait Time For Indians: In Mumbai, the waiting period is 848 calendar days for Visitor visas.
US Visa Wait Time For Indians: In Mumbai, the waiting period is 848 calendar days for Visitor visas.

Citing reduced staffing and pandemic-related disruptions in operations since March 2020, the embassy said that the demand for visas across all categories is high and that wait times may also be longer for most non-immigrant visa appointments at the embassy in New Delhi and the consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

As the embassy resumed processing routine in-person B1 and B2 visa appointments, it said that the Department of State authorised consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain categories of visa applicants- F, H-1, H-3, H-4, non-blanket L, M, O, P, Q, and academic J visas-until December 31, 2022.

US Visa Wait Time For Indians: In Delhi, the waiting period for Visitor Visas is 833 calendar days.
US Visa Wait Time For Indians: In Delhi, the waiting period for Visitor Visas is 833 calendar days.

Non-immigrant visa waiting period now exceeds 2 years

Following the easing of Covid travel curbs, Indians may now have to wait longer than two years to get a US visa. In Delhi, the waiting period for Visitor Visas is 833 calendar days, 430 calendar days for Student/Exchange Visitor visas and 390 calendar days for all other non-immigrant visas.

In Mumbai, the waiting period is 848 calendar days for Visitor visas, 430 calendar days for Student/Exchange Visitor visas and 392 calendar days for all other non-immigrant visas.

In Kolkata, the waiting period is 767 calendar days for Visitor visas, 444 calendar days for Student/Exchange Visitor visas and 360 calendar days for all other non-immigrant visas.

Get World Cup ready with Crickit! From live scores to match stats, catch all the action here. Explore now!

See more

Get Current Updates on World News, US News , Hollywood News , Anime and Top Headlines from around the world.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On