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Wait time for visa appointment to be significantly longer: US Embassy United States
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Wait time for visa appointment to be significantly longer: US Embassy

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 Oct 2021, 06:11 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The US Embassy in India has said there might be significant delays in the wait time for visa appointments for some nonimmigrant visa categories as it builds back from COVID-19-related interruptions, according to media reports.

The United States will allow an estimated three million visa holders from India with proof of vaccination to travel to the country under its new international air travel policy.

"Facilitating legitimate travel to support our strong and growing bilateral ties is our top priority. As we build back from COVID-19-related interruptions, we expect significant appointment wait times for some nonimmigrant visa categories at our Embassy and Consulates," it said, reported PTI.

From November 8, foreign national air travellers to the United States will be required to be fully inoculated against COVID-19 and produce proof of vaccination status befoew boarding a flight to the US, with only limited exceptions.

"The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has determined that for the purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include those FDA approved or authorized, as well as vaccines with an emergency use listing (EUL) from the World Health Organization," it said.

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