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Scheduling of Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments at the U.S. Consulates and Embassies

    Client Alerts
  • June 20, 2007

Most applicants for nonimmigrant visa issuance must appear in person at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad and must schedule an appointment for a personal interview at an appropriate Consulate/Embassy in advance. It may also take longer for the Consulate/Embassy to return passports (containing the nonimmigrant visa stamps) to the applicants after the scheduled visa interviews. Foreign nationals should keep in mind this summer when making business or vacation travel plans that include the need to apply for a nonimmigrant visa that it may take much longer to schedule a nonimmigrant visa appointment.

Individuals should be sure to schedule nonimmigrant visa appointments as soon as they know of upcoming travel plans. The website for the appropriate U.S. Consulate/Embassy can be accessed through the U.S. Department of State website at

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