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April 12, 2024

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Global Visa Wait Times

Last updated: 4-16-2024

The estimated wait time to receive an interview appointment at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate can change weekly and is based on actual incoming workload and staffing. These are estimates only and do not guarantee the availability of an appointment.

Note: Embassies and Consulates may have a separate process for visa cases where the in-person interview requirement is waived.  In general wait times for those cases are shorter, but they are not reflected in the table below.  Please check the individual Embassy or Consulate website to determine if your case is eligible for a waiver of the in-person interview. 

Applicants scheduling visa appointments in a location different from their place of residence should check post websites for nonresident wait times.

City/Post

Interview Required

Student/Exchange Visitors (F, M, J)

Interview Required

Petition-Based Temporary Workers (H, L, O, P, Q)

Interview Required

Crew and Transit (C, D, C1/D)

Interview Required

Visitors (B1/B2)

Abidjan 37 Days 2 Days 2 Days 231 Days
Abu Dhabi 24 Days 12 Days   416 Days
Abuja 177 Days 2 Days 421 Days 421 Days
Accra 341 Days 31 Days 3 Days 390 Days
Adana       Closed
Addis Ababa 53 Days 53 Days 2 Days 135 Days
Algiers 89 Days 1 Day 1 Day 185 Days
Almaty 7 Days 8 Days 8 Days 7 Days
Amman 57 Days 7 Days 7 Days 159 Days
Amsterdam 18 Days 5 Days 13 Days 39 Days
Ankara 45 Days 43 Days   472 Days
Antananarivo 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Apia 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days
Ashgabat 4 Days 4 Days 4 Days 4 Days
Asmara       Emergency Appointments Only
Astana 8 Days 1 Day 1 Day 49 Days
Asuncion 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 176 Days
Athens 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days
Auckland 10 Days 10 Days 44 Days 44 Days
Baghdad       Emergency Appointments Only
Baku 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 2 Days
Bamako 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 49 Days
Bandar Seri Begawan 42 Days 42 Days 42 Days 42 Days
Bangkok 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 71 Days
Bangui       Non-Visa Processing Post
Banjul 40 Days 40 Days 40 Days 180 Days
Barcelona       Non-Visa Processing Post
Beijing 2 Days 2 Days 16 Days 51 Days
Beirut 22 Days 35 Days 162 Days 162 Days
Belfast 16 Days 16 Days 16 Days 150 Days
Belgrade 3 Days 21 Days 3 Days 4 Days
Belmopan 7 Days 7 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Berlin 18 Days 50 Days 2 Days 17 Days
Bern 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day
Bishkek 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 63 Days
Bogota 10 Days 3 Days 3 Days 685 Days
Brasilia 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 17 Days
Bratislava 8 Days 8 Days 8 Days 8 Days
Brazzaville 49 Days 49 Days 352 Days 352 Days
Bridgetown 23 Days 7 Days 17 Days 86 Days
Brussels 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Bucharest 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 60 Days
Budapest 40 Days 35 Days 35 Days 170 Days
Buenos Aires 2 Days 3 Days 3 Days 87 Days
Bujumbura 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Cairo 5 Days 5 Days 43 Days 43 Days
Calgary 22 Days 64 Days 828 Days 828 Days
Canberra       Non-Visa Processing Post
Cape Town 1 Day 3 Days 3 Days 9 Days
Caracas       Closed
Casablanca 3 Days 235 Days 235 Days 235 Days
Chengdu       Closed
Chennai ( Madras) 340 Days 35 Days 3 Days 507 Days
Chiang Mai 7 Days   7 Days 60 Days
Chisinau 9 Days 9 Days 15 Days 14 Days
Ciudad Juarez 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 815 Days
Colombo 21 Days 21 Days 30 Days 75 Days
Conakry 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Copenhagen 2 Days 2 Days 14 Days 55 Days
Cotonou 300 Days 300 Days 300 Days 300 Days
Curacao 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 45 Days
Dakar 10 Days 10 Days 12 Days 94 Days
Damascus       Closed
Dar Es Salaam 28 Days 2 Days 2 Days 92 Days
Dhahran 10 Days 10 Days 14 Days 14 Days
Dhaka 275 Days 14 Days 59 Days 281 Days
Dili Same Day     Same Day
Djibouti 35 Days 35 Days 35 Days 35 Days
Doha 23 Days 8 Days 8 Days 122 Days
Dubai 24 Days 43 Days   350 Days
Dublin 18 Days 14 Days 4 Days 20 Days
Durban 1 Day 10 Days 10 Days 9 Days
Dushanbe 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Erbil 3 Days 365 Days 3 Days 365 Days
Florence 7 Days 4 Days 7 Days 24 Days
Frankfurt 6 Days 6 Days 13 Days 13 Days
Freetown 120 Days 142 Days 142 Days 142 Days
Fukuoka       Non-Visa Processing Post
Gaborone 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Georgetown 1 Day Same Day 1 Day 7 Days
Guadalajara 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 821 Days
Guangzhou 8 Days 6 Days 2 Days 106 Days
Guatemala City 1 Day 1 Day 15 Days 570 Days
Guayaquil 78 Days 91 Days 21 Days 269 Days
Halifax 60 Days 90 Days 877 Days 877 Days
Hamilton 12 Days 12 Days 12 Days 12 Days
Hanoi 2 Days 6 Days 2 Days 9 Days
Harare 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 50 Days
Havana       Emergency Appointments Only
Helsinki 26 Days 21 Days 23 Days 45 Days
Hermosillo 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 693 Days
Ho Chi Minh City 25 Days 6 Days 6 Days 27 Days
Hong Kong 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 86 Days
Hyderabad 294 Days 16 Days 1 Day 296 Days
Islamabad 2 Days     357 Days
Istanbul 88 Days 104 Days 4 Days 553 Days
Jakarta 4 Days 4 Days 14 Days 14 Days
Jeddah 5 Days 7 Days 7 Days 37 Days
Jerusalem 102 Days 102 Days 102 Days 102 Days
Johannesburg 22 Days 22 Days 22 Days 28 Days
Juba       Closed
Kabul       Closed
Kampala 75 Days 60 Days 60 Days 180 Days
Kaohsiung       Non-Visa Processing Post
Karachi 9 Days 3 Days 3 Days 185 Days
Kathmandu 333 Days 8 Days 8 Days 353 Days
Khartoum       Closed
Kigali 49 Days 70 Days 70 Days 70 Days
Kingston 9 Days 8 Days 2 Days 15 Days
Kinshasa 266 Days 7 Days 7 Days 108 Days
Kolkata 290 Days     162 Days
Kolonia 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Koror 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Krakow 9 Days 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day
Kuala Lumpur 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Kuwait 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Kyiv       Closed
La Paz 7 Days 2 Days 80 Days 80 Days
Lagos 115 Days 14 Days 429 Days 429 Days
Lahore       Closed
Libreville 119 Days 119 Days 119 Days 119 Days
Lilongwe 28 Days 28 Days 28 Days 171 Days
Lima 13 Days 13 Days 13 Days 334 Days
Lisbon 23 Days 38 Days 58 Days 1 Day
Ljubljana 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days
Lome 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days 120 Days
London 15 Days 15 Days 15 Days 150 Days
Luanda 26 Days 5 Days 5 Days 22 Days
Lusaka 64 Days 237 Days 237 Days 237 Days
Luxembourg 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days
Madrid 24 Days 32 Days 37 Days 738 Days
Majuro       Emergency Appointments Only
Malabo 323 Days 323 Days 323 Days 323 Days
Managua 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day
Manama 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 18 Days
Manila 26 Days 29 Days 23 Days 50 Days
Maputo 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Marseille       Closed
Maseru       Closed
Matamoros 2 Days 8 Days 2 Days 633 Days
Mbabane 14 Days 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days
Melbourne 29 Days 16 Days 22 Days 78 Days
Merida 24 Days 2 Days 1 Day 792 Days
Mexicali Tpf       Closed
Mexico City 3 Days 14 Days 14 Days 836 Days
Milan 7 Days 1 Day 2 Days 21 Days
Minsk       Closed
Monrovia 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Monterrey 7 Days 7 Days 1 Day 735 Days
Montevideo 17 Days 8 Days 68 Days 68 Days
Montreal       Emergency Appointments Only
Moscow       Closed
Mumbai (Bombay) 311 Days   2 Days 477 Days
Munich 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 28 Days
Muscat 133 Days 133 Days 133 Days 133 Days
N`Djamena 32 Days 178 Days 178 Days 178 Days
Naha 1 Day 3 Days 3 Days 30 Days
Nairobi 25 Days 14 Days 13 Days 36 Days
Naples 7 Days 1 Day 2 Days 21 Days
Nassau 4 Days 4 Days 4 Days 66 Days
New Delhi 212 Days   87 Days 169 Days
Niamey 176 Days   176 Days 176 Days
Nicosia 2 Days 4 Days 2 Days 3 Days
Nogales 1 Day 7 Days 7 Days 745 Days
Nouakchott 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days
Nuevo Laredo 17 Days 3 Days 659 Days 659 Days
Osaka/Kobe 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 87 Days
Oslo 2 Days 2 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Ottawa 60 Days 90 Days 150 Days 913 Days
Ouagadougou 283 Days 283 Days 283 Days 283 Days
Panama City 8 Days 2 Days 99 Days 477 Days
Paramaribo 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Paris 7 Days 57 Days 10 Days 515 Days
Perth 28 Days 28 Days 28 Days 28 Days
Phnom Penh 11 Days 11 Days 11 Days 15 Days
Podgorica 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Ponta Delgada       Non-Visa Processing Post
Port Au Prince       Emergency Appointments Only
Port Louis 28 Days 28 Days 28 Days 28 Days
Port Moresby 15 Days 15 Days 15 Days 15 Days
Port Of Spain 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 24 Days
Porto Alegre 3 Days 3 Days 1 Day 15 Days
Prague 9 Days 49 Days 38 Days 38 Days
Praia 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 101 Days
Pretoria       Non-Visa Processing Post
Pristina   57 Days   57 Days
Quebec 60 Days 150 Days 150 Days 710 Days
Quito 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 420 Days
Rangoon 150 Days 150 Days 150 Days 150 Days
Recife 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 48 Days
Reykjavik 8 Days 8 Days 8 Days 8 Days
Riga 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Rio De Janeiro 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 52 Days
Riyadh 38 Days 16 Days 73 Days 73 Days
Rome 7 Days 1 Day 2 Days 21 Days
San Jose 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 491 Days
San Salvador 4 Days 4 Days 4 Days 189 Days
Sanaa       Closed
Santiago 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 3 Days
Santo Domingo 7 Days 3 Days 2 Days 183 Days
Sao Paulo 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 115 Days
Sapporo 60 Days      
Sarajevo 79 Days 10 Days 10 Days 110 Days
Seoul 2 Days 1 Day 28 Days 28 Days
Shanghai 17 Days 2 Days 17 Days 119 Days
Shenyang 2 Days 3 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Singapore 12 Days 18 Days 8 Days 43 Days
Skopje 24 Days 24 Days 24 Days 24 Days
Sofia 10 Days 15 Days 20 Days 18 Days
St Georges       Closed
St Petersburg       Closed
Stockholm 1 Day 3 Days 3 Days 68 Days
Surabaya 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 7 Days
Suva 31 Days 31 Days 31 Days 38 Days
Sydney 18 Days 17 Days 17 Days 75 Days
Taipei 27 Days 14 Days 5 Days 112 Days
Tallinn 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 7 Days
Tashkent 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Tbilisi 25 Days 4 Days 7 Days 196 Days
Tegucigalpa 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 864 Days
Tel Aviv 7 Days 1 Day 1 Day 169 Days
Tijuana 1 Day 2 Days 1 Day 870 Days
Tijuana Tpf 1 Day 2 Days 1 Day 870 Days
Tirana 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 107 Days
Tokyo 4 Days 4 Days 4 Days 43 Days
Toronto 58 Days 56 Days 844 Days 844 Days
Tripoli       Closed
Tunis 8 Days 1 Day 8 Days 150 Days
Ulaanbaatar 47 Days 26 Days 26 Days 137 Days
Usun-New York 7 Days 7 Days   7 Days
Valletta 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Vancouver 16 Days 53 Days 53 Days 730 Days
Vienna 50 Days 10 Days 30 Days 66 Days
Vientiane 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Vilnius 10 Days 2 Days 2 Days 10 Days
Vladivostok       Closed
Warsaw 8 Days 8 Days 8 Days 17 Days
Windhoek 37 Days 37 Days 37 Days 37 Days
Yaounde 6 Days 6 Days 58 Days 58 Days
Yekaterinburg       Closed
Yerevan 22 Days 27 Days 27 Days 148 Days
Zagreb 2 Days 9 Days 2 Days 9 Days