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Typical Wait Time (Calendar Days*) for a Nonimmigrant Visa Interview Appointment
Visitors Visas: 14 Days
Student/Exchange Visitors Visas: 1 Day
All Other Nonimmigrant Visas*** (Excludes: A, G, K, and V): 7 Days
Typical Wait Time (Workdays**) for a Nonimmigrant Visa To Be Processed****: 1 Day
*Calendar days refer to every day of the week, including days when embassies are closed (such as weekends and holidays).
**Work days refer only to days when the embassy is open and does not include weekends and holidays.
*** The All Other Nonimmigrant Visa wait time DOES NOT include K or V visa applications, which are processed similar to immigrant visas. A and G applications are excluded from these wait times, as they are processed separately.
****IMPORTANT NOTE: Processing wait time DOES NOT include the time required for administrative processing. These procedures require additional time. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of application. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on individual circumstances of each case. Therefore, before making inquiries about status of administrative processing, applicants or their representatives will need to wait at least 90 days from the date of interview or submission of supplemental documents, whichever is later. Processing wait time also does not include the time required to return the passport to applicants, by either courier services or the local mail system.