March 3, 2022. 
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U.S. Visa Expedited Appointments

Attending the U.S. Embassy appointment is a requirement for most visa applicants. If you plan to travel to the U.S., you may find yourself in a situation where you need to request an expedited appointment. However, only eligible applicants may be able to do so. In this blog post, you will find out what makes you qualified.

Who is eligible for the expedited visa interview appointment?

If you need to travel to the United States for medical reasons, you may be eligible for an expedited appointment. You need to provide a description of your situation as well as your physician’s contact information. You can also accompany an immediate family member who needs to undergo a medical treatment in the U.S. Furthermore, if there is a family emergency, such as death or illness of a family member, that may also be a valid reason for an expedited appointment.

When it comes to urgent business travel, you need to provide a letter of invitation from the U.S. company where you plan to work. Students and exchange visitors applying for an expedited appointment must be within 60 days of their start date. Lastly, if your ESTA has been denied, you can request to change the date of your appointment as a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program country. 

The following is a list of reasons that are not considered valid for an expedited appointment: tourism, attending any kind of ceremonies, or participating in conferences.

How to request the appointment?

The first step in the application process is to pay the visa application fee. Note that you need to provide evidence that proves the urgency of your travel. Then, you will need to schedule an appointment online, picking the earliest available date. Keep in mind that you need to schedule an appointment before you can request an expedited date. After the submission, you have to wait for the USCIS to respond. This is typically between 1 to 2 business days. 

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