The U.S. State Department has reduced wait times for visitor visas, officials announced during a press briefing Thursday.
The agency doubled the number of U.S. Foreign Service personnel to meet the backlog of visa applications and conduct in-person interviews.
We’ve seen a tremendous drop in wait times today. We have a median global wait time of seven weeks for visitor visa interviews and only seven days for students and temporary workers. That’s down significantly from just a few months ago,”Julie Stufft, an official from the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs.