- Visa Processing Delays Expected for Applicants in the United States
- May 13, 2014
- Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
On May 21, 2014, India will transfer processing duties for all visa applications submitted in the United States to a new outsourcing firm, Cox and Kings. As a result, visa applicants in the United States should expect processing delays for the next six to eight weeks.
India’s current visa processing vendor in the United States will accept for processing applications that are received by mail on or before May 15. Walk-in applications will be accepted by the current vendor up until May 16. The current vendor will cease processing applications on May 20.
What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals
Individuals in the United States who intend to apply for a visa for travel to India should be prepared for delays in the coming months. There may also be temporary changes in filing procedures or requirements as responsibility for visa processing is handed over to the new vendor.