US Consulate has been launched on Saturday in Hyderabad, India, which conducts the Saturday special in-person interviews to decrease the wait times for applicants who have applied for their first visa.
The same service will be available for the embassies in Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi Consulates. This US Mission will open additional interview slot appointments on selected Saturdays.
An initiative to handle the backlog in visa processing of interview waiver cases of applicants with past US visas.
Over dozens of temporary consular officers come to India between January and March 2023 to maximize the processing capacity.
The US Mission in India releases 250,000+ additional B1 or B2 appointments.
The Consulate General Mumbai is the largest visa operation in the world as of now, as it adjudicates most visa applications in India.
The current visa appointment times at the US embassy and the US Consulates in Hyderabad are listed below in Table.
|Visa type||Appointment wait time (calendar days)|
|Interview Required Students/Exchange Visitors||90|
|Interview Required Petition-Based Temporary Workers||204|
|Interview Required Crew and Transit||Same day|
|Interview Required Visitors||595|
|Interview Waiver Students/Exchange Visitors||79|
|Interview Waiver Petition-Based Temporary Workers||226|
|Interview Waiver Crew and Transit||Same day|
|Interview Waiver Visitors||135|
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