The Embassy and Consulate Common of the US of America in Islamabad and Karachi will transition to a brand new appointment and doc supply service for the non-immigrant visa unit as of August 24, a press assertion issued on Friday mentioned.
This new system, which is being carried out in phases at US embassies and consulates worldwide, is designed to be extra complete and user-friendly. It replaces the present appointment system of scheduling at Amex and Speedex areas in Pakistan, although these contractors can even be concerned within the new system. Along with the brand new on-line system, there shall be a brand new name middle with extra hours for candidates to acquire info by cellphone, in addition to by electronic mail. There is no such thing as a cost for the decision apart from regular fees for a name inside Pakistan.
Beginning August 24, 2014, candidates can guide a brand new appointment on-line: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/pk. Starting August 25, Name Middle representatives shall be accessible. Data on the decision middle hours and quantity shall be launched on the web site.
The embassy and consulate common web sites, http://islamabad.usembassy.gov and http://karachi.usconsulate.gov, will embody common visa info and a hyperlink to the brand new scheduling web site with considerably extra info than earlier than. These two web sites and the Name Middle are the one official sources of common visa info and are the one licensed strategies to schedule a private visa interview.
Candidates who already paid an software price beneath the outdated system however didn’t schedule an appointment with that price ought to contact the decision middle to rearrange an appointment exterior of the brand new appointment system.
Some components of the appliance process shall be just like earlier than, and others will change. For instance, the net software kind stays the identical. Nevertheless, prospects might want to create an account ID or have the decision middle create one, and pay the price primarily based on this profile, earlier than making an appointment.
New Non-Immigrant Visa Software Process Full your DS-160 On-line Visa Software at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/
Go to http://www.ustraveldocs. com/pk and create an account ID. Pay the appliance price utilizing the directions on the web site. Schedule an appointment on your visa interview on-line at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/pk or by cellphone by the Name Middle.
This service shall be freed from cost. Seem at your chosen location and time on your interview. If the visa is permitted, candidates will obtain their passports with completed visas by the courier service.
If the visa software requires additional administrative processing or extra documentation, candidates shall be knowledgeable of subsequent steps on the interview. If the visa software can’t be permitted, paperwork and passports shall be returned to the applicant instantly after the interview.