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If you are in need of a visa to come into the United States, you need to know what the process entails, as well as the expected US visa processing time, so that you give yourself enough time before you plan on coming to the country. You will need to follow the appropriate process to apply and hopefully obtain a visa through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is important to note that if you are just looking to vacation or do business in the United States for fewer than 90 days, you may not require a visa depending on the country on your passport.

Once you determine which visa you need, you filled out all of the required paperwork, and you paid the application fee, the big question becomes: what is the visa processing time?

Unfortunately, there is no good answer to this question. The US visa processing time depends on many factors including the type of visa, the country you are from, and how quickly you can get a visa appointment in your city. Obtaining a visa can take anywhere from weeks to months and even years in some cases.

Applying for a temporary, nonimmigrant visa (like a student visa, tourist visa, or work visa) in the United States will typically have a shorter visa decision waiting time, typically fewer than 60 days; however, the visa processing time for people applying for an immigrant visa could take years, depending on the circumstances.1 Because the US visa processing times vary so greatly, you need to begin the process as early as possible. The Department of State provides visitors with a calculator to give estimates on the visa appointment wait times in their city, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website has a list of Historic National Average Processing Time for All USCIC Offices to give better specifics.

At Us Immigration Bonds & Insurance Services, we understand the many challenges that immigrants face. There is a difference between us citizenship versus a green card holder. The visa application is different from the asylum-seeking process. The rights of a green card holder vary from the rights of a citizen. Although we focus on ICE immigration bonds and bond insurance services, we work with people of varying immigration statuses and want to help clear up the many questions that immigrants can have. So, whether you are wondering how to get an immigration bond back or if immigrants can own a home, our nationwide immigration bond specialists want to help.

 

Sources:
  1. How Long Does it Take to Get a US Visa After You’ve Applied

 

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19:11 05 Nov 14
Jeremy Wolf and his agency have been a terrific resource for me as I delve into this foreign world of bonding a friend out of jail so he and his wife can work on his case on the "outside." Jeremy has been unfailingly polite and informative and his video regarding how to complete the necessary forms was a valuable tool too. The entire process was quick and relatively easy. I especially appreciated not having to deal with a jaded, impatient, figure--it-out-yourself kind of person when I was treading in really unfamiliar territory. My questions were always answered quickly and efficiently.I highly recommend this company in your time of need for quick, efficient and professional service with no attitude or delay.read more
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22:29 09 Jan 18
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Patricia Howerton
Patricia Howerton
00:56 18 Nov 15
Jeremy Wolf, is compassionate and understanding. He has been there and done it with his own family, and together with his wife they dedicate their time and energy into helping other families come together. I know this because my husband was taken by ICE and his bond was set much higher than I could have imagined, having in my hands at any given time. ... With Jeremy, his wife and the rest of the team we were able to piece together the required 80% and set up a affordable and convient payment plan. It was a grueling process, at times I felt like I was going to loose all my hair, as I ran around selling homemade tamales, and had various other fund raisers going on, along with my husband being detained, I lost my home, my dog and my daughter and I pushed forward with the help and support of Jeremy and his team, if It wasn't for there hours of help and dedication, to put a previous bond for my nephew into action to help my husband, we wouldn't have been able to have him home for the Holidays. ... To Jeremy, Veronica, and Amber, who I spoke with often, and the other parts of the team who I was unable to catch their names, I THANK YOU, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!read more
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Fedelin Celestin
Fedelin Celestin
04:28 04 Jul 17
The best company ever. They same day I did sign all the paper work the same day they make sure my cousin release. They make everything easy for me. Thank you very much team of us immigration bonds.
Naele Gilchrist
Naele Gilchrist
23:28 31 Oct 16
US immigration bonds were absolutely the best they were super professional. When I was down and out when my husband was detained by immigration they were very caring , knowledgeable, and patient. I called them a thousand times and they were very empathic and helpful everytime I called. they reassures me that everything would be fine, and that they would help me my husband, and my children be reunited again. They did everything they could to get me a same day release. They exceeded my expectations. I would not recommend any company other than US immigration bonds. Us immigration bonds, under promises and over fulfills. They were a true blessing ! Thank you so much again.read more
Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly
19:11 05 Nov 14
Jeremy Wolf and his agency have been a terrific resource for me as I delve into this foreign world of bonding a friend out of jail so he and his wife can work on his case on the "outside." Jeremy has been unfailingly polite and informative and his video regarding how to complete the necessary forms was a valuable tool too. The entire process was quick and relatively easy. I especially appreciated not having to deal with a jaded, impatient, figure--it-out-yourself kind of person when I was treading in really unfamiliar territory. My questions were always answered quickly and efficiently.I highly recommend this company in your time of need for quick, efficient and professional service with no attitude or delay.read more
Lashae Crowford
Lashae Crowford
22:29 09 Jan 18
very Helpful!! thank you
Patricia Howerton
Patricia Howerton
00:56 18 Nov 15
Jeremy Wolf, is compassionate and understanding. He has been there and done it with his own family, and together with his wife they dedicate their time and energy into helping other families come together. I know this because my husband was taken by ICE and his bond was set much higher than I could have imagined, having in my hands at any given time. ... With Jeremy, his wife and the rest of the team we were able to piece together the required 80% and set up a affordable and convient payment plan. It was a grueling process, at times I felt like I was going to loose all my hair, as I ran around selling homemade tamales, and had various other fund raisers going on, along with my husband being detained, I lost my home, my dog and my daughter and I pushed forward with the help and support of Jeremy and his team, if It wasn't for there hours of help and dedication, to put a previous bond for my nephew into action to help my husband, we wouldn't have been able to have him home for the Holidays. ... To Jeremy, Veronica, and Amber, who I spoke with often, and the other parts of the team who I was unable to catch their names, I THANK YOU, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!read more
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