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Missed weddings, late admissions; travellers share their ordeal over long US visa wait

According to the official US backlog report, 409,645 eligible applicants are still awaiting an interview date after the July 2022 appointment scheduling was completed.

October 18, 2022 / 02:10 PM IST
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Rahul Gupta, an information technology engineer, will be attending his sister's wedding in the US in December but without his family.

Gupta has a US visa; his wife and daughter don’t; the earliest appointment they could get for a US visa interview is sometime next year.

"The major concerns are the uncertainty surrounding the booking of an appointment for the US visa interview and the expiration of the validity of the US visa processing fees," Gupta said.

According to the official US backlog report, 409,645 eligible applicants are still awaiting an interview date after the July 2022 appointment scheduling was completed, said Saurabh Arora, founder and CEO of University Living, a student housing marketplace.