washington, There is good news for Indian people who want to go to America. US has launched a new initiative to reduce visa waiting time in India.
The US has begun efforts to schedule special interviews for first-time visa applicants and increase the number of consular staff. As part of a multi-pronged approach to reduce visa waiting times, the US Embassy in Delhi along with the Consulates (Consuls) of Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad organized a ‘Special Saturday Interview Day’ on January 21.
On January 21, the US Mission in India took a major decision to reduce the waiting time for visa applicants for the first time, the US Embassy said on Sunday. As part of which Roop did a special interview on Saturday. In which people who want to go to America will get relief from waiting for visa. This type of special interview has been organized for the first time by the US Embassy. In which he is going to organize this interview in a total of 5 cities of the country.
“US Embassy New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad consulates resumed consular operations on Saturday to accommodate applicants requiring visa interviews,” the embassy said in its statement.
‘Extra slots’ will definitely continue to be offered for Saturday interviews in the coming months. The interview will be held on this additional day to remove the backlog (incomplete work) in visa processing due to Corona. The statement said the US State Department may implement a remote processing process by waiving the interview for applicants with previous US visas.
The statement said that between January and March 2023, several consular posts from Washington and other embassies will come to India. These people will increase the processing capacity. The US Mission in India has issued more than 2,50,000 additional M1 and M2 visa appointments.
In which M1 is a business visa and B-2 is a visitor visa. The US Embassy also said that the number of staff at the US mission will be increased by this summer.
On January 21, the US Mission in India conducted the first special interview in a series of ‘Special Saturday Interview Days’ as part of a major effort to reduce waiting time for first-time visa applicants, the US Embassy said on Sunday. “The US Embassy in New Delhi and consulates in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad on Saturday began consular operations to accommodate applicants who require visa interviews,” SS1MS said in a statement.