On July 19, 2022, the Cato Institute issued a report that found that wait times for visa interviews at U.S. Embassies have grown significantly. Interviews for both immigrant and nonimmigrant applicants have developed extraordinarily delays. Interview appointment waits are now reaching 247 days for visitors and business travelers and taking over a year for some Embassies and visa categories.
The Cato Report states:
As the State Department finally reopens U.S. consulates for non‐emergency visa interviews, wait times have grown significantly. Interviews for both immigrant and nonimmigrant (i.e. temporary) applicants are extraordinarily delayed. The latest data from U.S. consulates abroad show that some visa interviews can routinely take over a year, and a majority of consulates now take over six months to schedule a tourist or business traveler.
The Report contains several very informative charts and graphs as well as a listing of wait times at individual U.S. Embassies and Consulates.