The United States visa application process was stopped for around a year as America suffered highly due to Covid. After the Covid situation came under control, the visa process was resumed. The number of pending applications became a large pile as the process was stopped and the waiting period increased exponentially.
Now, it is heard that the waiting period for the US visa aspirants is likely to get doubled and reach up to 3 years. Also, the interviews for the applicants of two visas, B-1 & B-2 might get the interview date in the year 2025 approximately. Temporary staffers were roped in to address the situation, to deal with the urgent applicants. Though a few applicants would get some relief the majority of applicants had to go through the waiting period without any other chance.
The applicants have no other option, as the waiting period increased highly, except for applying without a break as their application might get a date once the process gets started. The US embassy is giving its best to increase the staff and machinery. Staff is being hired to look into the applications. The visa processing time has lowered a bit compared to the last year.