Frequently Asked Questions

Is my visa still valid?

In order to verify the validity of your visa, please send us a scan of the information page of your passport and a scan of the visa by clicking here.

The validity of my visa is different than what I requested.

When adjudicating a visa, the consular officer takes into consideration a lot of factors such as nationality, history of previous international travel, ties to the US, financial means, tenure and seniority of employment and lack of criminal background etc.

The processing time and length of the visa is not guaranteed.Consulates have discretion to decide the processing time and length of the visa on a case by case basis. They do not follow a predictable pattern and within the same office, different adjudicating officers can resolve seemingly similar applications in very different ways.

Should I book my travel while I'm waiting for my visa to be issued?

We never advise confirming or booking any travel plans until your visa has been issued.

What does jurisdictional mean relating to visa processing?

Consular jurisdiction is the geographic area for which a consulate has responsibility for issuing visas. Jurisdictional requirements are determined by each country and frequently vary.  Some consulates have strict enforcement of jurisdiction while other consulates are flexible with their jurisdictional requirements.

What is a visa?

A visa is an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country.