US Consulate in Hyderabad to be open on selected Saturdays
On 21st January 2023, The US Consulate in Hyderabad paved consular operations to accommodate applicants seeking in-person visa interviews.
US Embassy at New Delhi and as well as at all other consulates in the country these operations were opened. Main motive is to reduce wait time for first-time visa applicants.
The US Department of State has carried out remote processing of interview waiver cases for applicants with previous US visas.
Good amount of temporary consular officers from Washington and other embassies will arrive in India between January-March 2023 to increase processing capacity.
To quicken the visa allocation and to create more slots, more appointments of consular officers will take place and they will be permanently assigned to the Embassy and Consulates.
By summer 2023, there is the target to get full staffing in the U.S. Mission in India and by this experiment processing visas is expected at levels from prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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