How long will it take to get my passport back after my appointment? Can I pick it up that day?

Generally, you will not be able to pick up your passport the same day. The consular officer who conducts your interview will keep your passport for further processing. The consulate will then send your visa via courier to you at an address you provide or inform you as to when and how you should pick up your documents. Please visit the following website to view current processing times for specific consulates: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html.

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