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Moving to America is not that easy! 3-year wait for US visa; Know what is the waiting time now – News on American visas for us, the waiting time for visa interviews is approaching 1000 days for Indian candidates – News84Media America

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New Delhi: If you plan to go to America after obtaining a business and tourism visa, then there are bad news for you, because the Indians will have to wait not for months, but years for the appointment of the American visa. Indians have to wait a long time, up to three years, for US visas – B1 (Business) and B2 (Tourist). According to official statistics, the waiting time for Indian applicants seeking a US visa is almost 1000 days.

Research on the website of the American State Department shows that to date, that is to say on November 23, the waiting time for the maintenance of Visa B1/B2 is 961 days. Let us tell you that India has raised the issue of the long waiting period for US visas in front of America. In response, America says that India is America’s number one priority (in terms of issuing visas).

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According to the website of the American State Department, the waiting time for candidates living in Mumbai is 999 days, while for the candidates of Hyderabad, it is 994 days. The Chennaiites will have to wait 948 days for an appointment for an American visa, while the waiting time for the Keralites is 904 days. However, it is clearly indicated that it is an estimate because the waiting time can vary depending on the number of employees and the workload.

Explain that in September, the Minister of External Affairs, S. Jaishankar, went to the United States and, during this period, he raised the question of the back of visa requests with the American Secretary of State , Anthony Blinken. On this subject, a high American diplomat said that he was very sensitive to this issue and that he is faced with a similar situation worldwide, which is a challenge caused by Covid.

According to a senior official of the United States Embassy, ​​the waiting period for the issuance of American visas is expected to decrease by summer 2023 and the number of visa requests is expected to reach around 1.2 million. The official said that India is the number one priority for the United States (in terms of issuing visas). Our goal is to bring the situation back to pre-Covid-19 levels by the middle of next year.

India is one of the few countries where the requests for American visas have experienced a significant increase after the lifting of travel restrictions linked to the coronavirus. The manager said that, keeping in mind the long waiting times for the granting of visas, the United States takes several initiatives, including the recruitment of more staff and the increase in installations of “deposit boxes “. He said it was expected to issue around one lakh visas every month. America issued about 82,000 visas in the past year.

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