This year, the U.S. government has taken several steps to reduce the significant wait times for visas in India. These steps have already shown promising results. For example, visa-seeking individuals have seen a drop in wait times. However, in some cases, people have waited upwards of two years.
According to a Bureau of Consular Affairs representative, India is the agency’s number one priority. As such, they have committed to solving the delays those seeking visas or visa appointments face. As a result, the Bureau has already issued 36% more visas this year than before COVID-19. These results mark significant progress.
Here are some steps the U.S. government is taking to reduce wait times.
These are some of the most significant steps that have reduced the backlog of cases and considerable wait times. Currently, wait times remain high for employers and beneficiaries waiting for visa appointments. However, they have continued to drop as these measures have slowly reduced backlogs.
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