Processing Times and Return of Passport

If the applicant is qualified, the Embassy processes the visa within one working day after the application packet is dropped off and notifies the employing organization to arrange for pick-up. Please note that some cases may require administrative processing-  we recommend that you do not purchase airline tickets until you have received your visa

If the applicant does not qualify for a Diplomatic or Official visa, the Embassy will return the application packet to the applicant or courier. The applicant will need to reapply and fill out a DS-160 application in the appropriate visa class and then schedule a visa interview appointment. Such applicants must pay the visa application fee (unless they have a diplomatic passport). Applicants should provide, at the time of their visa interview, a Diplomatic Note attesting to their purpose of travel.

Government and international organization officials who are currently in the United States may renew their visas while still in the United States. Please click here for more information.