US Embassy announces steps to reduce visa appointment wait times for Pakistanis

Diplomatic CircleUS Embassy announces steps to reduce visa appointment wait times for Pakistanis
  • US Embassy says that we are processing more visa applications than ever before and are working hard to bring down visa appointment wait times.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The US Mission to Pakistan on Tuesday announced three ways as part of efforts to bring down visa appointment wait times for the Pakistani people noting that the demand for US visas remains the highest it has ever been.US Embassy announces steps to reduce visa appointment wait times for Pakistanis

In a press release, the US Embassy in Islamabad said that first, we have expedited thousands of non-immigrant visa appointments. More than 10,000 Pakistani visa applicants originally scheduled for 2024 at the US Consulate General in Karachi are receiving notice that their appointments have been rescheduled in 2023, some as early as next week.

   

The embassy said that if you have a visa appointment in the next few months at the US Consulate General in Karachi, please check your e-mail and log-in to your account at our website, ustraveldocs.com/pk, to confirm your expedited appointment time.

Second, to create added flexibility for Pakistani travelers, visa applicants can rebook appointments at either the Consulate General in Karachi or the US Embassy in Islamabad — whichever works best for them.

“Our hope is that this will allow applicants more freedom and flexibility to find a convenient date, time, and location,” the embassy said.

Finally, starting September 25, the US Consulate General Karachi will begin accepting new interview waiver applications for some applicants who have previously been issued US visas.

The applicants can check ustraveldocs.com/pk to determine whether they are eligible, print out a confirmation letter, and submit their application materials to a drop box without the need for an appointment.

The US Embassy in Islamabad said that it is already accepting interview waiver applications for qualified applicants.

It said that taken together, these steps demonstrate how deeply the United States values the relationship between our two countries.

“Our goal is to facilitate legitimate travel to the United States as quickly and efficiently as possible – because we know how important it is to stay connected with family, to strengthen business ties, study, and make cultural connections with the United States,” it noted.

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