US Embassy in London Cancels Interviews Through October
The COVID pandemic caused U.S. Embassy and Consulate offices around the world to suspend U.S. visa services. As vaccinations have increased and cases have declined, more embassies and consulates have led to the suspension of U.S. visa services around the world. As restrictions start to ease, many U.S. embassies and consulates have resumed certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.
The State Department is working to reduce the backlog caused by the closures, although not all locations are back to full capacity, and restrictions and cancellations are continuing. Many embassies and consulates are taking emergency appointments only at this time. According to a recent article in Forbes,
“Consulate closures and limited processing have caused significant delays for visa appointments, leading companies to fear much-needed employees may never arrive in America.”
The U.S. Embassy In London Cancels Interviews Through October
The U.S. Embassy in London notified visa applicants with routine interviews scheduled between August and October that their appointments have been canceled. Applicants were told to reschedule their interview, with available appointments starting March 2022.
What Are The Visa Appointment Wait Times?
According to the State Department’s appointment wait time website page, nearly all the major countries for U.S. visas are processing emergency appointments only.
Overseas consulates may expedite visa interview dates if there is an urgent, unforeseen situation such as a funeral, medical emergency, or school start date.
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