It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has caused an international crisis on several levels. The pandemic has slowed the processes that foreign nationals enter U.S. as immigrants or non-immigrations. country for immigrants. To wit, 450,000 people approved for immigrant visas are still waiting to have their interviews.
Eased restrictions, but delays continue
The United States initially restricted all non-essential visas at the onset of the pandemic, an essential step to stop the spread of the virus. With the proliferation of treatments and vaccination, the current administration lifted many of those restrictions.
However, the log jam of those seeking to enter the United States continues, only now the problem lies at the consulate level. With pandemic protocols in place, the consulates where approved immigration visa applicants would have their interviews are under capacity and cannot meet demand.
Is there an end in sight?
No one can authoritatively predict when this will resolve, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do.
You can prepare your filings and secure representation to make sure that you are ready at each step in the process with the required documentation.