The waiting period for US nonimmigrant visas now exceeds 2 years. Details here | Latest India News

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With the easing of coronavirus restrictions and the regularization of international flights, a large number of Indians are preparing to travel abroad. However, those planning to travel to the United States may have to wait until October 2024 to obtain a visit visa.

According to the US State Department website, the waiting time varies by Indian city and visa category. Less than a month ago, the wait time for a first non-immigrant visitor to Delhi and Mumbai was 581 and 517 days, respectively.

Here is a list of cities with waiting time:

– At the US Consulate located in the nation’s capital, the wait time is 758 days for visitor visas and 444 days for student visas.

– In Mumbai, the average waiting time for a US visa appointment is 752 calendar days for a visitor visa and 444 days for a student visa.

– In Hyderabad, the average waiting time for a US visa appointment is 738 calendar days for a visitor visa and 444 days for a student visa.

– In Kolkata, the average waiting time for a US visa appointment is 736 calendar days for a visitor visa and 50 days for a student visa.

– In Chennai, the average waiting time for a US visa appointment is 617 calendar days for a visitor visa and 450 days for a student visa.

– The waiting time for all other non-immigrant visas is 354 days in Delhi and 312 days in Mumbai.

“The estimated wait time to receive an interview appointment at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate may change weekly and is based on actual incoming workload and staff. estimates and do not guarantee the availability of an appointment,” according to the website’s visa page. .

Outside the United States, visa application and processing takes a long time for countries like the United Kingdom and Schengen countries, according to a LiveMint report.

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