In response to an unprecedented surge in visa applications, the United States Embassy in Pakistan is taking proactive measures to expedite visa processing and significantly reduce appointment waiting times for eager Pakistani travelers.
More than 10,000 applicants are set to benefit from this initiative, as their appointments at the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, originally slated for 2024, will now be rescheduled to 2023.
Unprecedented demand spurs embassy action
The surge in visa applications from Pakistan has reached record levels, prompting the U.S. Embassy to implement a series of innovative solutions.
Over 10,000 Pakistani applicants are about to receive news that their visa appointment dates have been accelerated, offering a glimmer of hope for those eager to visit the United States.
Pakistani travelers now have the freedom to choose their interview location, either at the U.S. Consulate in Karachi or the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, in an effort to streamline the visa application process.
Starting September 25, 2023, the U.S. Consulate in Karachi will introduce an interview waiver program for candidates who have previously obtained visas from Karachi. A game-changer for visa applicants, this program aims to simplify and expedite the process.
The U.S. Embassy’s proactive approach underscores its unwavering commitment to strengthening ties between the United States and Pakistan, emphasizing the importance of familial connections, business relationships, and cultural exchange.