How long does it take to schedule a visa appointment at the U.S. consulate?

The typical wait time to receive an interview appointment to apply for a visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate will vary depending on the particular consulate through which you are applying and the number of individuals they are servicing at that time. Typical wait times per consulate can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html/. The times listed are estimates and your application may take longer.

In select situations expedited processing may be requested. Though the requirements vary depending on the office, expedited appointments will generally only be granted in cases of urgent medical treatment, the death of a family member, for limited business reasons, or for students with strict travel deadlines. Each embassy usually has a list of the acceptable grounds for expedited appointments in their office available on their website.

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