Washington. The US State Department has issued a major statement on growing concerns over the backlog in clearing visa applications received from countries like India. The ministry indicates that visa procedures are completed more quickly. It is expected that in the financial year 2023 this figure may reach the situation before the Corona outbreak. The State Department said it is committed to facilitating legal travel to the United States while keeping national security in mind.
In a statement released by the department, it was said that the State Department was successful in reducing the wait period for visa interviews worldwide. We have doubled the hiring of US foreign service personnel to do this important work. The work of completing the visa process is going faster than expected and in fiscal year 2023 we can reach the level before the Corona outbreak.
The State Department explained the reason for the delay in the visa process
Explaining the reason for the visa processing delay, the State Department said that American Many visa applicants are required to appear in person according to the law of the country. However, local pandemic-related restrictions in places such as our overseas consulates have limited our ability to process visa applications. It has been said that this has reduced the number of visa applications. Now that most countries have lifted restrictions, 96% of our embassies and consulates can provide regular visa services.
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar raised the issue of India’s pending visa applications during his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in September, at which the senior US diplomat said he was sensitive to the issue and had the resources to deal with it. Planning. He added that we are committed to continuing our progress and reducing the visa interview wait time as soon as possible.
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FIRST POST: November 18, 2022, 8:23 PM IST