Those attempting for an appointment for US B1 and B2 visa (shuffle and switch) urgently and seeking to handbook positive of lengthy ready sessions in India can now shuffle to other international locations to the US embassy or consulate. The US mission in Original Delhi on Friday presented that this unique facility has been opened in Thailand and may perchance perchance fair quickly be made accessible in other international locations.
“Attain you will dangle upcoming world shuffle? If that is so, you’d even be in a keep to rating a visa appointment on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to your destination. As an illustration, @USEmbassyBKK has opened B1/B2 appointment capability for Indians who can be in Thailand within the approaching months,” US embassy, India, tweeted.
On moderate, the ready duration in India’s northeastern Kolkata command is 589 days, and 638 days in Mumbai, as against perfect 14 days in Bangkok.
The US has been accelerating work to reduce assist the longer ready hours to job visas for Indians.
From arranging particular interviews for first-time candidates and rising the strength of consular workers, to protecting “particular Saturday interview days” on January 21, the US embassy has been implementing a multi-pronged design to reduce assist the delays.
For candidates with prior US visas, the US Dispute Department has also instituted a ways-off processing of interview waiver conditions.
Extra than 250,000 extra B1/B2 appointments had been made public two weeks ago by the US mission in India.
A senior US visa officer informed PTI news company currently that the US is “inserting every ounce of its energy” into reducing the lengthy visa wait time in India.
This entails sending a crew of consular officers to the nation and making its other overseas embassies, including those in Germany and Thailand, originate to Indian residents attempting for visas.
India has been unquestionably one of the most few international locations where applications for US visas noticed a major upswing after Covid-connected shuffle restrictions had been lifted.
India’s international minister S Jaishankar had raised this notify in September with US Secretary of Dispute Antony Blinken.
(With inputs from agencies)
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