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June 13, 2007

Visa Wait Times

The Department of State has a handy tool for determining how long in advance of the travel you should plan your appointment. It is important to thoroughly review all information on the specific Embassy's Consular Section website for local procedures and instructions, such as how to make an interview appointment. Consular Websites will also explain any additional procedures for students, exchange visitors and those persons who need an earlier visa interview appointment.

You'll also want to know how long it will take for your non-immigrant visa to be processed at the Consular Section, after a decision is made by a Consular Officer to issue the visa, and the visa is available for pick-up by you or the courier at the embassy. See the “Wait Times for a Nonimmigrant Visa to be Processed” information, which does not include time required for special clearances and administrative processing . Some visa applications require additional special clearances or administrative processing, which requires some additional time. Most special clearances are resolved within 30 days of application. Applicants are advised when they apply. When additional special clearances or administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on individual circumstances of each case.

Select a Location at; http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/tempvisitors_wait.php

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 13, 2007 08:07 AM

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