US Visa Long Wait times for those going from India
India base Individuals intending to visit out to the US were shocked after discovering that the average sitting tight opportunity for a guest's visa was around one-and-a-half years.
US Visa Long Wait Till 2024 in India
Indeed, even as worries have been raised over lengthy US visas hanging tight times for those going from India, the US Embassy said advances were being made to resolve the issue. Individuals wanting to make a trip to the US were shocked after it was carved out that the average hanging tight opportunity for a guest's visa was around one-and-a-half years, and that implies that those applying currently will get an arrangement in 2024. The typical sit tight for US guest's visa arrangement in the US department at New Delhi is 522 and in Mumbai 571 days while it was shown 471 shows for understudy visas.
In the midst of the long visa stand-by issue, the US Embassy said the Biden government is making moves to “reduce wait time and backlogs by actively addressing consular staffing gaps created by the pandemic”.
“The US government is taking steps to reduce wait times and backlogs by actively addressing consular staffing gaps created by the pandemic, including by onboarding and training new employees. The Department of State has doubled consular hiring of US officers this fiscal year over last year, and newly trained employees are making their way to overseas consular adjudicator positions, including in India,” the US Embassy said in a statement, according to a report by NDTV.
“Visa processing is rebounding after a near-complete shutdown and freezing of resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this recovery, the US government is prioritizing national interest and repeat travel (for applicants who have already had a US visa), which may mean that some travelers applying for their first visitor visa experience a longer wait time,” it said.
US visitor’s visa appointments show a long wait till 2024
- Delhi: The average wait for a US visitor’s visa appointment in the US consulate in New Delhi is 522 days while it was shown 471 shows for student visas
- Mumbai: The average wait time for a US visa appointment is 517 days for a visitor visa and 10 days for a student visa in Mumbai.
- Chennai: The waiting time on average for a US visitor’s visa appointment in the US consulate at Chennai is 557 days.
- Hyderabad: For those wanting to apply for a US visitor visa in Hyderabad, the average waiting time is 518 days.
Also, please note that the consular sections across the country will be closed to visa applicants in addition to US and Indian holidays for all consular services including 221(g) appointments and document pick-up or drop-off on the following days in 2022:
- August 24
- September 28
- October 19
- November 16
- December 14
Meanwhile, the US visa information page said, “The estimated wait time to receive an interview appointment at a US Embassy or Consulate can change weekly and is based on actual incoming workload and staffing. These are estimates only and do not guarantee the availability of an appointment.”