DP Information Karachi — U.S. Consulate Karachi’s Consular Part opened its doorways to members of the media to showcase its visa operations. The tour was designed to offer larger data to Pakistanis about U.S. visa operations and procedures.
“We wish to give all visa candidates quick, pleasant and honest interviews,” stated Non-immigrant Visa Chief Mary Pellegrini, “so professional vacationers can go to the US, whereas nonetheless guaranteeing that we shield U.S. residents and guests.” At the moment, it takes sooner or later on common to get a visa appointment and most visas are processed and returned to candidates inside 48 hours.
Consular officers ask questions at interviews to guage eligibility underneath U.S. immigration regulation. Thus far in 2016, Consulate Normal Karachi has issued greater than 14,000 visas to vacationers, college students, enterprise vacationers, and employees. In 2015, Mission Pakistan (Embassy Islamabad and Consulate Karachi) issued a complete of 72,000 such visas; 64,000 had been issued in 2014. There isn’t a restrict on the variety of customer, scholar or enterprise (non-immigrant) visas that may be issued, not like immigrant visas the place there’s a yearly quota. Final yr, 14,400 Pakistanis immigrated to the US and 104,000 have gained American citizenship previously 10 years.
Due to these excessive immigration ranges, Pakistanis are now not eligible for range visas, that are granted to solely these nations with traditionally low charges of immigration. U.S. Consulate Karachi, subsequently, cautioned in opposition to sending cash to these claiming to have the ability to present such visas. Take a look at the Consulate’s fraud warning message on the following hyperlink: http://karachi.usconsulate.
Based on Ms. Pellegrini, consular officers converse English and Urdu and interpretation providers for a lot of different languages, reminiscent of Sindhi, Punjabi and Pashto, are additionally obtainable.
“These fascinated with making use of for a visa can go to http://karachi.usconsulate.