US Visa Appointment Wait Times For Pakistan
The United State embassy and consulates in Pakistan have said it is working to reduce visa appointment wait times for Pakistanis, as demand for its visas reaches an “all-time high”. In a press release, the US embassy said that it is processing more visa applications than ever before and is working hard to reduce appointment wait times.
“Demand for US visas is at an all-time high,” he said. The statement highlight three ways the embassy is working to meet the “unprecedented” demand.
📢 🔔 Today, we’re announcing three steps to help bring down visa appointment wait times: tens of thousands of expedited appointments, flexible scheduling in either Islamabad or Karachi, and interview waiver applications for eligible applicants at the @usconsulatekhi. 🗓️ 🗽 pic.twitter.com/W4mIZY4BnF
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) September 19, 2023
First, we have expedited thousands of nonimmigrant visa appointments. More than 10,000 Pakistani visa applicants originally scheduled for 2024 at the US Consulate General in Karachi are receiving notices that their appointments have been rescheduled for 2023, some as early as next week.
If you have a visa appointment at the US Consulate General in Karachi in the next few months, please check your email and log into your account on our website ustraveldocs.com/pk. So that your appointment time can be confirmed immediately. The press release of the embassy said.
US Interview Waiver
Another step he mentioned was to accept new interview waiver applications starting September, 25 for some applicants who had previously been issued a US visa.
Applicants can check the website to determine if they are eligible. You can print the confirmation letter and submit your application materials to Dropbox without the need for an appointment. He added that the US Embassy in Islamabad is already accepting applications for interview waivers for qualified applicants.
“These actions demonstrate how deeply the US values the relationship between our two countries. Our goal is to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States as quickly and efficiently as possible,” the embassy said.