Friday, 17 February 2012

United States Travel Association commends visa system progress in China

The United States Travel Association has commended the announcement by ambassador Gary Locke of increased visa processing, reduced wait times and a new pilot program that waives interviews for some non-immigrant applicants in China.

The State Department is to be commended for its response to the growing demand for US visa applications in China,” said Roger Dow, president US Travel Association.Additionally, wait times for interviews have decreased dramatically, with wait times at all posts in China at less than six days this week.Also, a new worldwide pilot program is being launched in China that permits consular officers to waive interviews for some non-immigrant applicants.This applies only to those renewing their visa within 48 months of the expiration of their previous visa, and it must be within the same classification.The state department reports that this effort could free up an additional 100,000 interview slots for new applicants.

No comments:

Post a Comment