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Global Visa Wait Times

Last updated: 12-5-2022

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

Visitors (B1/B2)

Abidjan 65 Days 1 Days 63 Days
Abu Dhabi 295 Days 175 Days 378 Days
Abuja     Emergency Appointments Only
Accra 29 Days 30 Days 115 Days
Adana     Closed
Addis Ababa 29 Days 238 Days 238 Days
Algiers 21 Days 14 Days 119 Days
Almaty 18 Days 4 Days 21 Days
Amman 51 Days 3 Days 339 Days
Amsterdam 3 Days 44 Days 143 Days
Ankara 65 Days 70 Days 186 Days
Antananarivo 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days
Apia 70 Days 70 Days 70 Days
Ashgabat 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Asmara     Emergency Appointments Only
Astana 8 Days 8 Days 26 Days
Asuncion 14 Days 14 Days 241 Days
Athens 1 Days 2 Days 65 Days
Auckland 44 Days 31 Days 52 Days
Baghdad     Closed
Baku 2 Days 5 Days 60 Days
Bamako 7 Days 45 Days 45 Days
Bandar Seri Begawan 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Bangkok 22 Days 22 Days 3 Days
Bangui     Non-Visa Processing Post
Banjul 120 Days 120 Days 120 Days
Barcelona     Closed
Beijing 2 Days 3 Days 2 Days
Beirut 7 Days 3 Days 154 Days
Belfast 31 Days 31 Days 87 Days
Belgrade 2 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Belmopan 7 Days 7 Days 61 Days
Berlin 16 Days 58 Days 80 Days
Bern 13 Days 16 Days 16 Days
Bishkek 30 Days 30 Days 423 Days
Bogota 5 Days 6 Days 769 Days
Brasilia 2 Days 2 Days 369 Days
Bratislava 4 Days 4 Days 16 Days
Brazzaville 7 Days 113 Days 113 Days
Bridgetown 1 Days 1 Days 8 Days
Brussels 36 Days 36 Days 36 Days
Bucharest 8 Days 12 Days 12 Days
Budapest 40 Days 40 Days 130 Days
Buenos Aires 1 Days 11 Days 150 Days
Bujumbura 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Cairo 5 Days 5 Days 119 Days
Calgary 6 Days 72 Days 153 Days
Cape Town 30 Days 37 Days 113 Days
Caracas     Closed
Casablanca 7 Days 110 Days 110 Days
Chengdu     Closed
Chennai ( Madras) 133 Days 94 Days 999 Days
Chiang Mai 35 Days 35 Days 27 Days
Chisinau 7 Days 7 Days 31 Days
Ciudad Juarez 3 Days 2 Days 652 Days
Colombo 7 Days 7 Days 30 Days
Conakry 151 Days 14 Days 151 Days
Copenhagen 4 Days 52 Days 37 Days
Cotonou 179 Days 179 Days 179 Days
Curacao 21 Days 21 Days 50 Days
Dakar 15 Days 10 Days 185 Days
Damascus     Closed
Dar Es Salaam 56 Days 56 Days 99 Days
Dhahran 4 Days 2 Days 45 Days
Dhaka 181 Days 3 Days 294 Days
Dili 1 Days 1 Days 1 Days
Djibouti 6 Days 6 Days 6 Days
Doha 29 Days 32 Days 56 Days
Dubai 119 Days 158 Days 451 Days
Dublin 8 Days 7 Days 34 Days
Durban 1 Days 1 Days 2 Days
Dushanbe 53 Days 53 Days 53 Days
Erbil 8 Days 8 Days 250 Days
Florence 2 Days 10 Days 35 Days
Frankfurt 14 Days 14 Days 67 Days
Freetown 119 Days 121 Days 121 Days
Fukuoka 21 Days 21 Days 30 Days
Gaborone 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days
Georgetown 1 Days 1 Days 30 Days
Guadalajara 1 Days 1 Days 822 Days
Guangzhou 7 Days 74 Days 36 Days
Guatemala City 1 Days 1 Days 164 Days
Guayaquil 1 Days 49 Days 191 Days
Halifax 8 Days 80 Days 201 Days
Hamilton 15 Days 60 Days 120 Days
Hanoi 3 Days 23 Days 14 Days
Harare 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Havana     Emergency Appointments Only
Helsinki 45 Days 64 Days 65 Days
Hermosillo 1 Days 1 Days 571 Days
Ho Chi Minh City 14 Days 7 Days 14 Days
Hong Kong 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Hyderabad 360 Days 86 Days 999 Days
Islamabad 2 Days 2 Days 323 Days
Istanbul 199 Days 60 Days 315 Days
Jakarta 2 Days 2 Days 14 Days
Jeddah 1 Days 3 Days 57 Days
Jerusalem 53 Days 1 Days 219 Days
Johannesburg 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Juba     Closed
Kabul     Closed
Kampala 10 Days 180 Days 180 Days
Kaohsiung     Closed
Karachi 10 Days 30 Days 381 Days
Kathmandu 267 Days 7 Days 484 Days
Khartoum     Emergency Appointments Only
Kigali 18 Days 6 Days 78 Days
Kingston 17 Days 50 Days 270 Days
Kinshasa 48 Days 7 Days 72 Days
Kolkata 29 Days 337 Days 949 Days
Kolonia 4 Days 4 Days 4 Days
Koror 60 Days 60 Days 60 Days
Krakow 21 Days 1 Days 37 Days
Kuala Lumpur 31 Days 18 Days 31 Days
Kuwait 7 Days 8 Days 7 Days
Kyiv     Closed
La Paz 200 Days 200 Days 200 Days
Lagos 182 Days 4 Days 539 Days
Lahore     Closed
Libreville 14 Days 30 Days 187 Days
Lilongwe 10 Days 10 Days 60 Days
Lima 138 Days 139 Days 757 Days
Lisbon 8 Days 93 Days 90 Days
Ljubljana 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Lome 40 Days 40 Days 80 Days
London 5 Days 5 Days 81 Days
Luanda 10 Days 7 Days 10 Days
Lusaka 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Luxembourg 14 Days 22 Days 44 Days
Madrid 44 Days 151 Days 375 Days
Majuro 14 Days 21 Days 14 Days
Malabo 90 Days 90 Days 140 Days
Managua 1 Days 30 Days 141 Days
Manama 4 Days 11 Days 30 Days
Manila 10 Days 23 Days 139 Days
Maputo 27 Days 27 Days 27 Days
Marseille     Closed
Maseru     Closed
Matamoros 1 Days 1 Days 645 Days
Mbabane 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Melbourne 43 Days 60 Days 53 Days
Merida 17 Days 13 Days 717 Days
Mexicali Tpf     Closed
Mexico City 7 Days 53 Days 679 Days
Milan 2 Days 10 Days 35 Days
Minsk     Closed
Monrovia 18 Days 30 Days 120 Days
Monterrey 2 Days 2 Days 545 Days
Montevideo 10 Days 1 Days 201 Days
Montreal     Emergency Appointments Only
Moscow     Emergency Appointments Only
Mumbai (Bombay) 133 Days 64 Days 999 Days
Munich 11 Days 17 Days 38 Days
Muscat 34 Days 34 Days 34 Days
N`Djamena 65 Days 65 Days 65 Days
Naha 9 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Nairobi 77 Days 44 Days 92 Days
Naples 1 Days 2 Days 4 Days
Nassau 2 Days 2 Days 122 Days
New Delhi 132 Days 61 Days 999 Days
Niamey     Emergency Appointments Only
Nicosia 14 Days 14 Days 70 Days
Nogales 3 Days 7 Days 884 Days
Nouakchott 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Nuevo Laredo 1 Days 8 Days 555 Days
Osaka/Kobe 7 Days 7 Days 30 Days
Oslo 3 Days 9 Days 35 Days
Ottawa 21 Days 114 Days 346 Days
Ouagadougou 206 Days 1 Days 206 Days
Panama City 8 Days 8 Days 686 Days
Paramaribo 2 Days 2 Days 48 Days
Paris 10 Days 64 Days 81 Days
Perth 40 Days 40 Days 43 Days
Phnom Penh 13 Days 8 Days 7 Days
Podgorica 15 Days 15 Days 60 Days
Ponta Delgada     Non-Visa Processing Post
Port Au Prince     Emergency Appointments Only
Port Louis 48 Days 48 Days 48 Days
Port Moresby 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Port Of Spain 11 Days 14 Days 62 Days
Porto Alegre 16 Days 6 Days 288 Days
Prague 10 Days 17 Days 30 Days
Praia 3 Days 3 Days 100 Days
Pretoria     Non-Visa Processing Post
Pristina 3 Days 50 Days 50 Days
Quebec 43 Days 114 Days 346 Days
Quito 1 Days 1 Days 135 Days
Rangoon     Emergency Appointments Only
Recife 3 Days 3 Days 360 Days
Reykjavik 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days
Riga 3 Days 3 Days 1 Days
Rio De Janeiro 3 Days 3 Days 449 Days
Riyadh 23 Days 31 Days 70 Days
Rome 2 Days 10 Days 35 Days
San Jose 9 Days 9 Days 371 Days
San Salvador 7 Days 4 Days 44 Days
Sanaa     Closed
Santiago 8 Days 7 Days 317 Days
Santo Domingo 9 Days 9 Days 560 Days
Sao Paulo 1 Days 1 Days 442 Days
Sapporo 15 Days 15 Days 15 Days
Sarajevo 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Seoul 32 Days 76 Days 80 Days
Shanghai 4 Days 8 Days 30 Days
Shenyang 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Singapore 2 Days 3 Days 2 Days
Skopje 53 Days 53 Days 53 Days
Sofia 17 Days 45 Days 36 Days
St Georges     Closed
St Petersburg     Closed
Stockholm 1 Days 1 Days 67 Days
Surabaya 2 Days 2 Days 8 Days
Suva 2 Days 2 Days 23 Days
Sydney 38 Days 59 Days 80 Days
Taipei 7 Days 7 Days 27 Days
Tallinn 1 Days 1 Days 1 Days
Tashkent 30 Days 30 Days 120 Days
Tbilisi 23 Days 66 Days 247 Days
Tegucigalpa 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Tel Aviv 2 Days 5 Days 203 Days
Tijuana 1 Days 2 Days 626 Days
Tijuana Tpf 1 Days 2 Days 626 Days
Tirana 14 Days 14 Days 149 Days
Tokyo 3 Days 3 Days 59 Days
Toronto 49 Days 56 Days 463 Days
Tripoli     Closed
Tunis 21 Days 14 Days 150 Days
Ulaanbaatar 35 Days 15 Days 130 Days
Usun-New York 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Valletta 15 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Vancouver 6 Days 146 Days 329 Days
Vienna 35 Days 43 Days 114 Days
Vientiane 23 Days 23 Days 72 Days
Vilnius 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Vladivostok     Closed
Warsaw 1 Days 1 Days 9 Days
Windhoek 30 Days 30 Days 58 Days
Yaounde 9 Days 13 Days 9 Days
Yekaterinburg     Closed
Yerevan 120 Days 79 Days 260 Days
Zagreb 7 Days 30 Days 94 Days