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US Embassy in Bogota reduces waiting time for visas

consular team Embassy of the United States of America in Bogota announced on Wednesday Visa exemption will reduce waiting time for interview, The wait from two years turned into two months.

In a post on the embassy account, members of the consular team are seen with Under Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Rina Bitter, and Ministerial Counselor Brendan O’Brien.

,The wait of two years has been reduced to two months, Our consular team has worked hard to reduce wait times for visa waiver interviews. Rina Bitter, Under Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, visited us and thanked us for her efforts,” reads the message accompanying the publication.

They also mention that visa “important part of bilateral relations.Therefore, reducing the time is important for improving exchanges between these countries.

This announcement has been made in the framework of citizens’ complaints for delay in the process. The embassy announced that the reasons for the delay were the crisis that led to the pandemic,

The foregoing led the officers of this unit Carrying out extensive work to allow visas to be processed more quickly And now making appointments to waive the wait time for visa interviews is only two months.

Embassy of bogota announces changes to united states visas
Embassy of Bogota announces changes to United States visas@USEmbassyBogotá

As of now, the wait times for an appointment that appear on the page of the Embassy of the United States of America in Colombia are listed below. Updates expected soon.

Getting this type of visa is important have a valid Colombian passportBank card and email.

Later, You must fill out DS-160 form onlinewith which the request is initiated. In this, citizens will have to mention the reasons for their travel and also break down their personal data.

To proceed with the process, have to pay $160, which should be deposited in the specified bank. People who process a US visa for the first time should make an appointment at an Applicant Service Center (CAS) to have biometric data and a digital photograph taken.

Visa appointment deadline has been rescheduled for colombia
Visa appointment deadline has been rescheduled for Colombiaunsplash

As a final step, Applicant must attend an interview at the US Embassy in Bogotá. The main recommendation is to reach 15 minutes before with all the requested documents and always be truthful to the officer.

If the process is successful, The US visa will be stamped in the applicant’s passport. It will be dispatched to the selected DHL branch within a period of 5 to 7 working days from the time of visa approval.

If you are in doubt as to which type of visa to process, you can refer to the following article: “What visas are available for the United States and what are their requirements”, one by one.

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