Visa Backlog and Expedited Visa Interview at the Embassy


Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected the Department of State’s ability to process immigrant visa applications. U.S. embassies and consulates are working to resume routine visa services on a location-by-location basis as expeditiously as possible in a safe manner. However, the pandemic continues to severely impact the number of visas our embassies and consulates abroad are able to process. However, scheduling an expedited interview may be possible.

Click below to listen to Atty. Flomy J. Diza discuss the visa backlog, waiting times for visa interviews, and find out how an applicant can request an expedited interview at the embassy.


Los Angeles

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(925) 310-5080


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