If you are planning to go to America, then just wait. Your trip to America is not going to be that easy. You may have to wait a long time for this. The reason is US visa. Indians these days US Visa The waiting period is more than 800 days. The US Embassy in India has announced on its website that it is difficult to send travelers to the USA on their planned travel dates. You may have to postpone your trip to the US, whatever the reason for your travel and no matter how sensitive.
Giving information about the millions of US visa requests pending in the embassy, the US Embassy has told how long will the travelers of which category have to wait for the visa. Obviously, this will have a direct impact on those students who are planning to study in America. Because in the matter of studying abroad, the first choice of Indian students is America.
Who will have to wait for US Visa
Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata… The waiting period of US visa is different in different cities. The waiting for US Visa Appointment is also different for other categories of travelers including visitor visa, student visa. See list-
US Visa Waiting in New Delhi
- For Visitor Visa – 833 days
- Student/Exchange Visitor Visa – 430 days
- Other non immigrant visa – 390 days
waiting in mumbai
- Visitor Visa – 848 days
- Student Visa – 430 days
- Non immigrant visa – 392 days
waiting in kolkata
- US Visitor Visa – 767 days
- Indian Student US Visa – 444 days
- Non Immigrant Visa – 360 days
Exemption from visa interview!
Initiating the process of interview for B-1 and B-2 visas, the embassy said that visa interviews may be waived for certain categories. The State Department has empowered consular officers to exempt visa applicants from visa interviews for F, H-1, H-2, H-4, non-blanket, L, M, O, P, Q and academic J visa applicants. This exemption will be given till 31 December 2022.
The question is, how suddenly the waiting for visa for US has increased so much? The US Embassy says that 'Due to the Kovid epidemic, the Embassy has been working with less staff and many restrictions since March 2020. But the demand for visa is very high in all categories from student to visitor. In such a situation, the waiting period for visa appointment is increasing.
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