The US Embassy, located in South Africa, has asked its residents, intending to Plan a trip to the US, to apply for the visas quickly for avoiding a long wait. The embassy stated that the processing of visa applications at US consulates, located in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban is efficient.
Additionally, it has an aim to keep the waiting time for all appointments very low. However, presently there is a heavy demand for US visas. As a result, there is a long waiting time in South Africa. The potential travelers need to apply for the visas minimum three months earlier, than the planned travel date. All the visa applicants also have to establish that they meet all the requirements to receive the specific category of visa for which they apply. The South African passport must have a validity of 6 months after the date the person travels to the USA. The details in the visa must be exactly the same as in the passport; otherwise, the case runs into problems. These are related to gender, marital status, and finally the date and place of birth.
The embassy will also make necessary measures for accommodating emergency travels and also take care of all humanitarian situations. It also stated that it cannot accommodate all requests for an accelerated appointment.
Moreover, all the valid visa holders can submit their renewal application at any time. Additionally, they do not have to wait until the expiry of their current visa for applying to get a fresh visa.
In case the visa is valid or has expired during the past 12 months, these travelers are eligible to renew it by mail without attending an interview. All interested persons who plan to apply for a US non-immigrant visa as temporary visitors can contact us