The current delay period for a US visa interview is close to 1,000 days. The interview wait time for first-time callers in India with B1 (business) and B2 (sightseeing) visas is indeed getting longer, although the US State Department reported on Tuesday that “the global median delay time for a sightseeing visa (B1/B2) interview appointment is under two months as of this month.”
According to the State Department website, the delay times for B1 and B2 aspirants who will have an interview as of Tuesday are 999 days in Mumbai, 994 days in Hyderabad, 961 days in Delhi, 948 days in Chennai, and 904 days in Kolkata. This indicates that the staying period for those applying for their first sightseer visa, or for those who don’t qualify for an Indian drop operation (interview, view disclaimer), is swiftly approaching.
A first-time B1/B2 applicant may now accept an interview date in late 2025! Uncle Sam has worked hard over the last two months to reduce the staying period in India, but given the volume of operations and backlog, it may be a while before the staying period for interview movables is reduced.
The average worldwide delay time for a B1 or B2 interview appointment for a tourist visa is less than two months as of November 2022. For campaigners who meet the requirements, expedited moving items are available in a matter of days. The US State Department stated in a tweet that it was committed to cutting delay times as soon as possible.
A letter from the US Embassy in Delhi recently outlined the initiative being undertaken to expedite visa processing in India. These include increasing the number of candidates eligible for interlocutory claims, judging drop box cases in other countries, and hiring a temporary labor force. The number of visa operations has nearly returned to pre-Cleveland levels, but it will remain low until the summer, or after nine months, when the number of staff at US operations in India capable of handling those operations will be at capacity.
When asked what asylum seekers in India should do if they were staying for an extended period for interviews, the sanction replied, “They should keep applying.” They’re free to move up their interview date once the line begins moving and the delay time decreases. Given the massive number of visa operations for students (B1/B1/B2), professionals (Hrs. (H), and crew in India, the only country with such a need right now because China hasn’t fully opened up, the US is prioritizing certain visa operations.
While scholars are prioritized during the admissions season, good professionals reprise B1/B2 visa aspirants (whose visas have expired four times and are now eligible for the conservation disclaimer), and crew are next in line to expedite drop box cases. It took many months for the time difference between B1 and B2 to begin to decrease. In a statement titled “Addressing US Visitor Stay Times,” the US State Department stated that it is devoting “trips” to the US while conserving public security.
The law allows for a large number of petitioners seeking US visas to be physically present in person. Despite this, we were able to view visa applications during the epidemic period due to the use of original bans on open areas, such as our foreign consular services. As a result, the department is now able to handle smaller visa requests. Now that it has reached maturity, 96 of our delegacies and consulates can provide standard visa services.
A combination of pent-up demand from the former two times and customary seasonal demand resulted in longer stay times for US visa interview candidates, particularly first-time caller visa aspirants and indigenous visa aspirants in some countries. The Department of State is effectively reducing waiting times for visa interviews across the world.
For this pivotal job, we’ve increased the number of US Foreign Service workers we’ve hired. Visa processing is recovering faster than expected, and we hope to be back to pre-panning levels by the end of the fiscal year in 2023. We reused more visas than before the outbreak to help the US be more frugal.
In comparison to previous years, we issued more student visas in FY2022. Translation national scholars more than $ 32 billion in profit to the United States in 2021-2022, 2022 it was stated, “We’re recycling more visas because we have fewer consular staff.” We’ve used cutting-edge specialized styles to electronically redistribute non-immigrant visa workloads from overseas locations with long wait times for visa movables to other posts with more capacity.
In the case of the example, thousands of nonimmigrant visa operations are reviewed every day by US consular officers, who load all over the world for aspirants from countries with lengthy interview stay times who do not require an interview. The “stated, tread” policy has allowed our consular officers in those countries to focus on original and other visa applicants who have an intellectual perspective.
Edited by Prakriti Arora