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May 17, 2024

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Visa Information & Resources

Global Visa Wait Times

Last updated: 7-19-2024

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 112 Days 1 Day 1 Day 260 Days
Abu Dhabi 40 Days 53 Days   489 Days
Abuja 190 Days 28 Days 521 Days 521 Days
Accra 383 Days 101 Days 69 Days 444 Days
Adana       Closed
Addis Ababa 93 Days 156 Days 54 Days 156 Days
Algiers 56 Days 8 Days 3 Days 115 Days
Almaty 28 Days 15 Days 8 Days  
Amman 51 Days 28 Days 3 Days 228 Days
Amsterdam 32 Days 3 Days 27 Days 118 Days
Ankara 73 Days 91 Days   596 Days
Antananarivo 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days
Apia 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days
Ashgabat 60 Days 60 Days 60 Days 60 Days
Asmara 60 Days 60 Days 60 Days 60 Days
Astana 42 Days 22 Days 22 Days 44 Days
Asuncion 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Athens 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days
Auckland 10 Days 10 Days 32 Days 32 Days
Baghdad       Emergency Appointments Only
Baku 3 Days 1 Day 1 Day 23 Days
Bamako 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 80 Days
Bandar Seri Begawan 49 Days 49 Days 49 Days 49 Days
Bangkok 21 Days 2 Days 1 Day 92 Days
Bangui       Non-Visa Processing Post
Banjul 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 180 Days
Barcelona       Non-Visa Processing Post
Beijing 9 Days 7 Days 14 Days 30 Days
Beirut 25 Days 30 Days 165 Days 165 Days
Belfast 19 Days 19 Days 19 Days 110 Days
Belgrade 4 Days 24 Days 3 Days 7 Days
Belmopan 7 Days 7 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Berlin 2 Days 50 Days 7 Days 38 Days
Bern 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 9 Days
Bishkek 57 Days 3 Days 3 Days 142 Days
Bogota 10 Days 6 Days 10 Days 663 Days
Brasilia 1 Day 3 Days 1 Day 42 Days
Bratislava 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Brazzaville 90 Days 90 Days 427 Days 427 Days
Bridgetown 21 Days 6 Days 20 Days 104 Days
Brussels 24 Days 24 Days 24 Days 24 Days
Bucharest 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 175 Days
Budapest 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days 145 Days
Buenos Aires 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 92 Days
Bujumbura 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Cairo 5 Days 5 Days 37 Days 37 Days
Calgary 44 Days 57 Days 886 Days 886 Days
Canberra       Non-Visa Processing Post
Cape Town 10 Days 10 Days 10 Days 21 Days
Caracas       Closed
Casablanca 205 Days 205 Days 205 Days 205 Days
Chengdu       Closed
Chennai ( Madras) 41 Days 100 Days 70 Days 501 Days
Chiang Mai 8 Days   2 Days 37 Days
Chisinau 7 Days 7 Days 14 Days 56 Days
Ciudad Juarez 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 571 Days
Colombo 65 Days 60 Days 90 Days 140 Days
Conakry 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Copenhagen 7 Days 3 Days 3 Days 30 Days
Cotonou 42 Days 42 Days 42 Days 42 Days
Curacao 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 40 Days
Dakar 10 Days 10 Days 12 Days 94 Days
Damascus       Closed
Dar Es Salaam 6 Days 4 Days 4 Days 151 Days
Dhahran 3 Days 3 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Dhaka 236 Days 19 Days 63 Days 281 Days
Dili Same Day     Same Day
Djibouti 10 Days 60 Days 60 Days 60 Days
Doha 25 Days 9 Days 2 Days 127 Days
Dubai 3 Days 43 Days   371 Days
Dublin 8 Days 8 Days 8 Days 8 Days
Durban 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 13 Days
Dushanbe 67 Days 67 Days 67 Days 67 Days
Edinburgh       Accepting Appointments
Erbil       Emergency Appointments Only
Florence 8 Days 5 Days 3 Days 21 Days
Frankfurt 10 Days 14 Days 15 Days 15 Days
Freetown 93 Days 148 Days 148 Days 148 Days
Fukuoka       Closed
Gaborone 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Georgetown 1 Day Same Day 1 Day 65 Days
Guadalajara 1 Day 16 Days 16 Days 623 Days
Guangzhou 11 Days 7 Days 5 Days 67 Days
Guatemala City 4 Days 3 Days 7 Days 616 Days
Guayaquil 14 Days 14 Days 7 Days 260 Days
Halifax 60 Days 90 Days 150 Days 840 Days
Hamilton 12 Days 12 Days 12 Days 12 Days
Hanoi 5 Days 7 Days 5 Days 5 Days
Harare 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 67 Days
Havana       Emergency Appointments Only
Helsinki 36 Days 20 Days 13 Days 100 Days
Hermosillo 4 Days 8 Days 8 Days 574 Days
Ho Chi Minh City 16 Days 6 Days 6 Days 22 Days
Hong Kong 10 Days 10 Days 5 Days 62 Days
Hyderabad 113 Days 98 Days 1 Day 415 Days
Islamabad 14 Days 17 Days 17 Days 354 Days
Istanbul 70 Days 132 Days 63 Days 781 Days
Jakarta 14 Days 21 Days 21 Days 42 Days
Jeddah 7 Days 9 Days 2 Days 29 Days
Jerusalem       Emergency Appointments Only
Johannesburg 14 Days 15 Days 15 Days 14 Days
Juba       Closed
Kabul       Closed
Kampala 7 Days 60 Days 14 Days 300 Days
Kaohsiung       Non-Visa Processing Post
Karachi 24 Days 7 Days 5 Days 281 Days
Kathmandu 311 Days 64 Days 29 Days 325 Days
Khartoum       Closed
Kigali 62 Days 83 Days 83 Days 83 Days
Kingston 12 Days 1 Day 1 Day 24 Days
Kinshasa 60 Days     434 Days
Kolkata 129 Days     402 Days
Kolonia 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Koror 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Krakow 11 Days 17 Days 1 Day 1 Day
Kuala Lumpur 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Kuwait 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 1 Day
Kyiv       Closed
La Paz 7 Days 2 Days 83 Days 83 Days
Lagos 44 Days 1 Day 455 Days 455 Days
Lahore       Closed
Libreville 119 Days 119 Days 119 Days 119 Days
Lilongwe 28 Days 28 Days 28 Days 203 Days
Lima 4 Days 7 Days 7 Days 378 Days
Lisbon 2 Days 16 Days 2 Days 1 Day
Ljubljana 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days
Lome 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days 112 Days
London 15 Days 15 Days 15 Days 110 Days
Luanda 18 Days 1 Day 1 Day 20 Days
Lusaka 35 Days 348 Days 348 Days 348 Days
Luxembourg 21 Days 9 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Madrid 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 231 Days
Majuro 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Malabo       Emergency Appointments Only
Managua 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day
Manama 23 Days 28 Days 8 Days 23 Days
Manila 7 Days 16 Days 16 Days 92 Days
Maputo 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 51 Days
Marseille       Closed
Maseru       Closed
Matamoros 7 Days 10 Days 10 Days 394 Days
Mbabane 14 Days 14 Days   70 Days
Melbourne 4 Days 38 Days 9 Days 142 Days
Merida 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 672 Days
Mexicali Tpf       Closed
Mexico City 8 Days 36 Days 36 Days 609 Days
Milan 8 Days 5 Days 3 Days 21 Days
Minsk       Closed
Monrovia 7 Days 18 Days 18 Days 18 Days
Monterrey 7 Days 7 Days 1 Day 456 Days
Montevideo 3 Days 10 Days 3 Days 37 Days
Montreal       Emergency Appointments Only
Moscow       Closed
Mumbai (Bombay) 143 Days   70 Days 458 Days
Munich 11 Days 11 Days 11 Days 35 Days
Muscat 80 Days 80 Days 80 Days 80 Days
N`Djamena 39 Days 185 Days 185 Days 185 Days
Naha 26 Days 47 Days 47 Days 47 Days
Nairobi 42 Days 36 Days 80 Days 109 Days
Naples 8 Days 5 Days 3 Days 21 Days
Nassau 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 86 Days
New Delhi 245 Days   77 Days 192 Days
Niamey 85 Days   85 Days 85 Days
Nicosia 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 3 Days
Nogales 4 Days 7 Days 7 Days 487 Days
Nouakchott 16 Days 16 Days 16 Days 16 Days
Nuevo Laredo 3 Days 1 Day 414 Days 414 Days
Osaka/Kobe 10 Days 10 Days 10 Days 101 Days
Oslo 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 3 Days
Ottawa 92 Days 196 Days 150 Days 850 Days
Ouagadougou 206 Days 7 Days 7 Days 322 Days
Panama City 8 Days 2 Days 2 Days 460 Days
Paramaribo 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 5 Days
Paris 2 Days 2 Days 1 Day 222 Days
Perth 42 Days 42 Days 42 Days 42 Days
Phnom Penh 23 Days 20 Days 20 Days 20 Days
Podgorica 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Ponta Delgada       Non-Visa Processing Post
Port Au Prince       Emergency Appointments Only
Port Louis 42 Days 42 Days 42 Days 42 Days
Port Moresby       Emergency Appointments Only
Port Of Spain 7 Days 1 Day 1 Day 38 Days
Porto Alegre 7 Days 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day
Prague 22 Days 37 Days 74 Days 74 Days
Praia 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 74 Days
Pretoria       Non-Visa Processing Post
Pristina 3 Days 70 Days   70 Days
Quebec 60 Days 150 Days 150 Days 710 Days
Quito 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 365 Days
Rangoon 150 Days 150 Days 150 Days 150 Days
Recife 1 Day 3 Days 3 Days 66 Days
Reykjavik 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Riga 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Rio De Janeiro 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 49 Days
Riyadh 13 Days 9 Days 38 Days 38 Days
Rome 8 Days 5 Days 3 Days 21 Days
San Jose 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 494 Days
San Salvador 18 Days 4 Days 4 Days 46 Days
Sanaa       Closed
Santiago 21 Days 9 Days 9 Days 53 Days
Santo Domingo 7 Days 7 Days 8 Days 211 Days
Sao Paulo 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 38 Days
Sapporo 60 Days      
Sarajevo 79 Days 10 Days 10 Days 110 Days
Seoul 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day
Shanghai 44 Days 87 Days 45 Days 84 Days
Shenyang 2 Days 2 Days 36 Days 36 Days
Singapore 3 Days 45 Days 7 Days 23 Days
Skopje 9 Days 9 Days 9 Days 9 Days
Sofia 30 Days 18 Days 20 Days 89 Days
St Georges       Closed
St Petersburg       Closed
Stockholm 21 Days 24 Days 22 Days 58 Days
Surabaya 6 Days 1 Day 6 Days 33 Days
Suva 31 Days 31 Days 31 Days 38 Days
Sydney 42 Days 41 Days 37 Days 191 Days
Taipei 32 Days 53 Days 25 Days 60 Days
Tallinn 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 3 Days
Tashkent 7 Days 2 Days 2 Days 4 Days
Tbilisi 7 Days 3 Days 3 Days 120 Days
Tegucigalpa 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 549 Days
Tel Aviv 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 177 Days
Tijuana 3 Days 3 Days 1 Day 458 Days
Tijuana Tpf 3 Days 3 Days 1 Day 458 Days
Tirana 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 67 Days
Tokyo 8 Days 28 Days 12 Days 117 Days
Toronto 45 Days 48 Days 860 Days 860 Days
Tripoli       Closed
Tunis 10 Days 3 Days 2 Days 150 Days
Ulaanbaatar 29 Days 36 Days 36 Days 56 Days
Usun-New York 7 Days 7 Days   7 Days
Valletta 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Vancouver 17 Days 43 Days 43 Days 871 Days
Vienna 57 Days 16 Days 16 Days 63 Days
Vientiane 24 Days 24 Days 24 Days 24 Days
Vilnius 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 7 Days
Vladivostok       Closed
Warsaw 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days
Washington Refugee Processing Center 54 Days 54 Days 54 Days 54 Days
Windhoek 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 63 Days
Wuhan 5 Days 6 Days 6 Days 49 Days
Yaounde 40 Days 6 Days 53 Days 54 Days
Yekaterinburg       Closed
Yerevan 119 Days 41 Days 41 Days 80 Days
Zagreb 2 Days 3 Days 2 Days 3 Days