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U.S. Visa Process to Take 2 Days

By SiliconIndia  |   Friday, 28 September 2012, 04:45 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: The U.S. consulate has come up with some changes in the visa process and from now on a visa interview will be a two-day affair instead of one, reports Yahoo. According to officials, this new approach will make the process more easy and smooth.



On the first day, photos will be taken and finger prints collected. The interview will be conducted on the second day. "On the first day, a person applying for the visa will have to visit the offsite facilitation centre to get the photograph clicked and give his fingerprints," said Lauren B. Armenise, vice-consul, Consulate General of the US, in Calcutta, reports Yahoo. "The second visit will be made to the consulate for the interview."



Earlier visa-seekers had to spend one whole day at the consulate, but now on each of the days, they will have to spend just one hour, reports officials. The US embassies and consulates in India have introduced the new method.



"People will now be able to make appointments by calling up the call centres. They will be able to telephone and get dates according to their convenience. The two dates could be between a day and 10 days apart," said Wendy Kennedy, consular section chief of the Consulate General of the United States of America.



"A call centre has come up at Hyderabad, apart from the one at Noida," she added.



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Reader's comments(2)
1: It's tedious process! I think American people don't know the travelling system in India! At the same time time is equally important. People those who are working have to take leave for this process. Why same process can't be done on the same day? Let the Consulate take photo and finger print and interview same day, if visa application is successful than let person will get passport by express post and those who are not successful in interview, should get the passport on the spot and again no need to visit Consulate. Rather than making process easy, they are making it complicated.

Need to re-think for this process.
Posted by:kammy - 01 Oct, 2012
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I fully agree. This has been done unnecessarily. Many people come from other cities. They will now have to spend money for staying in hotel and local travelling.
Pradeep Replied to: kammy - 04 Oct, 2012
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