Frequent question: What is considered an emergency for a US visa?

The emergency has to be a valid emergency (attending ceremonies like weddings and graduation, helping pregnant relatives, attending annual business conferences etc are not considered to be valid reasons for emergency appointments).

What qualifies for emergency US visa appointment?

You may qualify for an emergency visa appointment if one of the following applies to you: You or your minor child need urgent medical treatment in the US. You have a death in the family in the US. Your family member is gravely ill.

How does emergency visa appointment work?

Here are the steps through which you can apply for an emergency visa appointment

  1. Step 1: First schedule the first available appointment.
  2. Step 2: Submit the emergency appointment request form.
  3. Step 4: Wait for the decision.
  4. Step 5: Log back into your profile, when your expedited appointment request is approved,

How many times can I request for emergency visa appointment?

It is important to ensure you meet all the criteria, because applicants are only allowed to create one expedited appointment request. Before you apply for an expedited appointment, you must ensure that you have documentary evidence to prove the urgency.

Is it possible to get an emergency visa appointment?

Emergency appointments may only be requested at the same consulate where you scheduled your initial appointment. … You will be notified of the Consulate’s decision by email. It is important to ensure you meet all the criteria, because applicants are only allowed to create one expedited appointment request.

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How do I get a US emergency visa?

You can read How to apply for US Visa to get an idea of the general US visa process.

  1. Step 1 – Complete DS-160. …
  2. Step 2 – Register at USTravelDocs Website, Pay Fee. …
  3. Step 3 – Schedule Regular Visa Appointment. …
  4. Step 4 – Create Emergency Request for Appointment. …
  5. Step 5 – Emergency Request Approval, Email.

How long does an expedited US visa take?

It takes from 3 to 5 weeks for a US visa application to get processed. After the processing, the applicant can get a positive reply on their application, and the consulate will deliver the document. The delivery of the visa can take up to two other workdays.

How do I expedite immigrant visa interview?

You can generally request expedited processing by contacting the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY for the deaf, hard of hearing, or those having a speech disability: 1-800-767-1833) or by asking Emma after you have obtained a receipt notice.