US missions increase visa appointments

New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The US embassy and consulates in India have increased the number of visa appointments for a limited period of time, according to an embassy statement issued here on Friday.

“The US embassy and the four US consulates in India have made thousands of extra visa appointments available from now through December 2016,” the statement said.

“Visa applicants and their family members are welcome to book appointments to take advantage of this time-limited opportunity.”

It stated that the increased availability of appointments has been made possible through a temporary increase in staffing to help eliminate wait times for travelers from India.

“Applicants may reschedule previously-made appointments and encourage their family members and friends who may have delayed applying for a visa to apply now,” the statement added.