1000 days waiting for visa interview for B1, B2 applicants wishing to visit US

If you are planning to go to America and want to get visitor visa then this is a disappointing news for you. Whether you want to get a B-1 visa for business or a B-2 visa as a tourist, you should be prepared to wait at least three years. The reality is that there is a 1000-day line for Indians seeking visitor visas in the US to attend the visa interview. The US State Department website states that the wait time for a B1/B2 visa interview for residents of Delhi is 961 calendar days. Notably, the US State Department said earlier this month that it is committed to facilitating legal travel to the US while keeping national security in mind. However, the US State Department states that the wait time for an interview appointment for a US visa depends on our workload and staff availability. This is just a guess. There is no guarantee that you will get an appointment on the same day. Significantly, Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, who visited the US in September last year, also raised this issue against US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Last week, the US State Department had said that the visa process was improving rapidly.

Waiting period 999 days for people living in Mumbai

According to the US State Department website, the waiting period for a US visa interview for residents of Mumbai is 999 days. For those living in Hyderabad, this time is 994 days. For residents of Chennai, this period is 948 days while residents of Kerala have to wait for 904 days for an appointment for visa interview.