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Visa Information & Resources

Global Visa Wait Times

Last updated: 5-24-2024

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 91 Days 1 Day 1 Day 246 Days
Abu Dhabi 22 Days 22 Days   444 Days
Abuja 63 Days 10 Days 497 Days 497 Days
Accra 326 Days 38 Days 11 Days 433 Days
Adana       Closed
Addis Ababa 60 Days 138 Days 53 Days 138 Days
Algiers 77 Days 1 Day 1 Day 77 Days
Almaty 17 Days 8 Days 8 Days 17 Days
Amman 15 Days 2 Days 2 Days 189 Days
Amsterdam 18 Days 5 Days 13 Days 39 Days
Ankara 56 Days 87 Days   508 Days
Antananarivo 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Apia 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days
Ashgabat 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Asmara 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Astana 21 Days 1 Day 1 Day 38 Days
Asuncion 8 Days 21 Days 7 Days 192 Days
Athens 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days
Auckland 10 Days 10 Days 44 Days 44 Days
Baghdad       Emergency Appointments Only
Baku 3 Days 1 Day 1 Day 35 Days
Bamako 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 70 Days
Bandar Seri Begawan 42 Days 42 Days 42 Days 42 Days
Bangkok 1 Day 1 Day 2 Days 71 Days
Bangui       Non-Visa Processing Post
Banjul 180 Days 180 Days 180 Days 180 Days
Barcelona       Non-Visa Processing Post
Beijing 7 Days 9 Days 28 Days 66 Days
Beirut 12 Days 30 Days 150 Days 150 Days
Belfast 22 Days 22 Days 22 Days 120 Days
Belgrade 2 Days 21 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Belmopan 7 Days 7 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Berlin 15 Days 70 Days 3 Days 34 Days
Bern 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 8 Days
Bishkek 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 29 Days
Bogota 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 689 Days
Brasilia 1 Day 1 Day 3 Days 28 Days
Bratislava 3 Days 1 Day 1 Day 3 Days
Brazzaville 64 Days 64 Days 325 Days 325 Days
Bridgetown 38 Days 12 Days 19 Days 75 Days
Brussels 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Bucharest 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 180 Days
Budapest 50 Days 50 Days 50 Days 150 Days
Buenos Aires 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 92 Days
Bujumbura 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Cairo 5 Days 5 Days 102 Days 102 Days
Calgary 35 Days 31 Days 884 Days 884 Days
Canberra       Non-Visa Processing Post
Cape Town 10 Days 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Caracas       Closed
Casablanca 4 Days 171 Days 171 Days 171 Days
Chengdu       Closed
Chennai ( Madras) 14 Days 14 Days 15 Days 521 Days
Chiang Mai 7 Days   7 Days 30 Days
Chisinau 14 Days 14 Days 23 Days 55 Days
Ciudad Juarez 8 Days 3 Days 3 Days 661 Days
Colombo 45 Days 21 Days 45 Days 130 Days
Conakry 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Copenhagen 35 Days 1 Day 1 Day 37 Days
Cotonou 202 Days 202 Days 202 Days 202 Days
Curacao 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 40 Days
Dakar 10 Days 10 Days 12 Days 94 Days
Damascus       Closed
Dar Es Salaam 13 Days 13 Days 13 Days 139 Days
Dhahran 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 8 Days
Dhaka 303 Days 11 Days 38 Days 282 Days
Dili Same Day     Same Day
Djibouti 10 Days 35 Days 35 Days 35 Days
Doha 35 Days 14 Days 10 Days 127 Days
Dubai 42 Days 49 Days   311 Days
Dublin 9 Days 10 Days 5 Days 18 Days
Durban 16 Days 17 Days 17 Days 21 Days
Dushanbe 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day
Erbil       Emergency Appointments Only
Florence 7 Days 4 Days 7 Days 24 Days
Frankfurt 24 Days 25 Days 25 Days 46 Days
Freetown 113 Days 134 Days 134 Days 134 Days
Fukuoka       Non-Visa Processing Post
Gaborone 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Georgetown 3 Days Same Day 3 Days 30 Days
Guadalajara 8 Days 1 Day 1 Day 812 Days
Guangzhou 12 Days 11 Days 16 Days 104 Days
Guatemala City 16 Days 1 Day 18 Days 575 Days
Guayaquil 16 Days 77 Days 112 Days 266 Days
Halifax 60 Days 90 Days 150 Days 942 Days
Hamilton 12 Days 12 Days 12 Days 12 Days
Hanoi 11 Days 4 Days 2 Days 11 Days
Harare 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 38 Days
Havana       Emergency Appointments Only
Helsinki 36 Days 20 Days 13 Days 95 Days
Hermosillo 7 Days 3 Days 3 Days 702 Days
Ho Chi Minh City 22 Days 6 Days 6 Days 26 Days
Hong Kong 8 Days 3 Days 2 Days 82 Days
Hyderabad 249 Days 39 Days 1 Day 261 Days
Islamabad 18 Days     345 Days
Istanbul 105 Days 111 Days 84 Days 613 Days
Jakarta 7 Days 21 Days 28 Days 21 Days
Jeddah 1 Day 4 Days 1 Day 14 Days
Jerusalem 78 Days 38 Days 227 Days 227 Days
Johannesburg 3 Days 17 Days 17 Days 17 Days
Juba       Closed
Kabul       Closed
Kampala 60 Days 60 Days 60 Days 120 Days
Kaohsiung       Non-Visa Processing Post
Karachi 52 Days 7 Days 7 Days 224 Days
Kathmandu 333 Days 22 Days 22 Days 361 Days
Khartoum       Closed
Kigali 49 Days 49 Days 49 Days 49 Days
Kingston 9 Days 8 Days 2 Days 15 Days
Kinshasa 150 Days 7 Days 7 Days 101 Days
Kolkata 19 Days     122 Days
Kolonia 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Koror 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Krakow 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Kuala Lumpur 9 Days 9 Days 9 Days 9 Days
Kuwait 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 2 Days
Kyiv       Closed
La Paz 3 Days 2 Days 92 Days 92 Days
Lagos 168 Days 2 Days 441 Days 441 Days
Lahore       Closed
Libreville 119 Days 119 Days 119 Days 119 Days
Lilongwe 28 Days 28 Days 28 Days 171 Days
Lima 14 Days 11 Days 11 Days 336 Days
Lisbon 16 Days 3 Days 3 Days 9 Days
Ljubljana 10 Days 10 Days 10 Days 10 Days
Lome 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days 120 Days
London 13 Days 13 Days 14 Days 100 Days
Luanda 21 Days 1 Day 1 Day 20 Days
Lusaka 33 Days 264 Days 264 Days 264 Days
Luxembourg 21 Days 12 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Madrid 22 Days 25 Days 35 Days 212 Days
Majuro       Emergency Appointments Only
Malabo       Emergency Appointments Only
Managua 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day
Manama 3 Days 10 Days 3 Days 15 Days
Manila 38 Days 24 Days 17 Days 68 Days
Maputo 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Marseille       Closed
Maseru       Closed
Matamoros 1 Day 8 Days 1 Day 616 Days
Mbabane 14 Days 45 Days 45 Days 45 Days
Melbourne 36 Days 8 Days 22 Days 77 Days
Merida 3 Days 2 Days 2 Days 798 Days
Mexicali Tpf       Closed
Mexico City 3 Days 24 Days 24 Days 868 Days
Milan 1 Day 9 Days 8 Days 10 Days
Minsk       Closed
Monrovia 12 Days 12 Days 12 Days 12 Days
Monterrey 8 Days 1 Day 1 Day 659 Days
Montevideo 14 Days 14 Days 57 Days 57 Days
Montreal       Emergency Appointments Only
Moscow       Closed
Mumbai (Bombay) 265 Days   43 Days 506 Days
Munich 20 Days 20 Days 20 Days 49 Days
Muscat 135 Days 135 Days 135 Days 135 Days
N`Djamena 32 Days 178 Days 178 Days 178 Days
Naha   17 Days 17 Days 17 Days
Nairobi 14 Days 17 Days 44 Days 16 Days
Naples 1 Day 9 Days 8 Days 10 Days
Nassau 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 76 Days
New Delhi 51 Days   110 Days 137 Days
Niamey 147 Days   147 Days 147 Days
Nicosia 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Nogales 1 Day 14 Days 14 Days 710 Days
Nouakchott 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days
Nuevo Laredo 1 Day   626 Days 626 Days
Osaka/Kobe 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 131 Days
Oslo 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Ottawa 60 Days 90 Days 150 Days 947 Days
Ouagadougou 248 Days     308 Days
Panama City 8 Days 2 Days 2 Days 469 Days
Paramaribo 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 3 Days
Paris 23 Days 147 Days 2 Days 534 Days
Perth 78 Days 784 Days 78 Days 78 Days
Phnom Penh 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Podgorica 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days
Ponta Delgada       Non-Visa Processing Post
Port Au Prince       Emergency Appointments Only
Port Louis 35 Days 35 Days 35 Days 35 Days
Port Moresby 17 Days 17 Days 17 Days 17 Days
Port Of Spain 1 Day 1 Day 1 Day 28 Days
Porto Alegre       Closed
Prague 16 Days 24 Days 64 Days 64 Days
Praia 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 94 Days
Pretoria       Non-Visa Processing Post
Pristina 3 Days 65 Days   65 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 2 Days 1 Day 1 Day 44 Days
Reykjavik 8 Days 8 Days 8 Days 8 Days
Riga 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Rio De Janeiro 2 Days 30 Days 8 Days 84 Days
Riyadh 22 Days 11 Days 38 Days 38 Days
Rome 1 Day 9 Days 8 Days 10 Days
San Jose 4 Days 4 Days 4 Days 512 Days
San Salvador 14 Days 4 Days 14 Days 185 Days
Sanaa       Closed
Santiago 11 Days 3 Days 3 Days 14 Days
Santo Domingo 17 Days 1 Day 8 Days 182 Days
Sao Paulo 3 Days 3 Days 3 Days 122 Days
Sapporo 60 Days      
Sarajevo 79 Days 10 Days 10 Days 110 Days
Seoul 1 Day 2 Days 2 Days 1 Day
Shanghai 29 Days 73 Days 24 Days 63 Days
Shenyang 2 Days 2 Days 45 Days 45 Days
Singapore 17 Days 15 Days 8 Days 17 Days
Skopje 16 Days 16 Days 16 Days 16 Days
Sofia 10 Days 15 Days 20 Days 18 Days
St Georges       Closed
St Petersburg       Closed
Stockholm 21 Days 23 Days 2 Days 72 Days
Surabaya 2 Days 3 Days 2 Days 24 Days
Suva 31 Days 31 Days 31 Days 38 Days
Sydney 38 Days 48 Days 38 Days 48 Days
Taipei 26 Days 50 Days 4 Days 74 Days
Tallinn 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 14 Days
Tashkent 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days 21 Days
Tbilisi 10 Days 10 Days 3 Days 104 Days
Tegucigalpa 8 Days 4 Days 4 Days 846 Days
Tel Aviv 11 Days 11 Days 11 Days 11 Days
Tijuana 3 Days 3 Days 1 Day 601 Days
Tijuana Tpf 3 Days 3 Days 1 Day 601 Days
Tirana 14 Days 14 Days 14 Days 95 Days
Tokyo 2 Days 3 Days 10 Days 78 Days
Toronto 50 Days 50 Days 850 Days 850 Days
Tripoli       Closed
Tunis 8 Days 1 Day 8 Days 150 Days
Ulaanbaatar 45 Days 54 Days 54 Days 160 Days
Usun-New York 7 Days 7 Days   7 Days
Valletta 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days
Vancouver 55 Days 49 Days 49 Days 831 Days
Vienna 70 Days 23 Days 22 Days 66 Days
Vientiane 17 Days 17 Days 17 Days 17 Days
Vilnius 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days
Vladivostok       Closed
Warsaw 9 Days 9 Days 9 Days 9 Days
Windhoek 56 Days 56 Days 56 Days 56 Days
Wuhan 7 Days 7 Days 12 Days 30 Days
Yaounde 40 Days 6 Days 53 Days 54 Days
Yekaterinburg       Closed
Yerevan 147 Days 34 Days 34 Days 127 Days
Zagreb 13 Days 13 Days 13 Days 13 Days