What to Expect When You Apply for Your Visa Nashville TN

With biometrics and increased security, there are some things that will be required of you when you apply for your visa. This takes some planning, a little time and of course, a little cash. The first thing you need to do is check with the embassy or consulate to which you'll be sending your visa application.

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What to Expect When You Apply for Your Visa

What to Expect When You Apply for Your Visa

In 2002, the U.S. implemented the use of biometric procedures to increase security and decrease the use of stolen or fraudulent visas. Visa processing times increased with these changes, but the U.S. Department of State recognizes that delays occur and attempts to decrease the wait time and make the application process as efficient as possible. However, delays are unpredictable so give yourself plenty of time and start your application well in advance of the date you want to come to the United States.

What does this mean for you?
"Biometrics" is a fancy word for tracking physical characteristics that can be objectively measured (meaning they aren't up to someone's opinion). These traits are tracked in a database and used to verify your identity. Fingerprints are the most common type of biometric, and the U.S. now requires them for your visa application.

With biometrics and increased security, there are some things that will be required of you when you apply for your visa. This takes some planning, a little time and of course, a little cash. The first thing you need to do is check with the embassy or consulate to which you'll be sending your visa application. You need to find out how long it typically takes to complete a visa approval. This is important because in most cases, you will be required to attend an in-person interview with a consular officer. However, your visa cannot be issued more than 120 days in adva...

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