Hyderabad: The US embassy in India, on 20 October, said that those planning to renew their visa during winter and fall may have to wait for some time. Further, it also said that regular visa processing has not resumed.

It is anticipated that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of visa applications has gone up and also many people are still in line waiting for their visa.

The US embassy, on Tuesday, tweeted, “Please be advised, if you are planning to travel to India to renew your U.S. visa this fall or winter, you should plan for a longer stay in India. We anticipate significant appointment wait times -- even for emergency appointment requests.”

It further added, “We are currently only processing a limited number of in-person F, M, and J visa appointments and other appointments that meet strict emergency criteria. We have not resumed regular visa processing, including for employment-based visas.”

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