Appointment Wait Times
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All applicants are processed as efficiently as possible and the U.S. Embassy strives to keep the wait time for appointments as short as possible. That said, the earlier you book your appointment, the more likely you are to be able to get the interview date and time you want.
Visa Processing Time
The average visa processing time at the Embassy is three days. Due to mailing time, applicants can expect to receive their visas in 7 to 10 calendar days on average. Please do not ask the consular staff at the Embassy about processing time. Even if you have already made specific flight arrangements, or are pressed for time, consular staff are not able to expedite your application faster than the average processing time and cannot make delivery predictions or guarantees. Processing time for specific cases may vary due to individual circumstances and other special requirements.