Processing Times & Return of Passport

Your passport will be returned to you by the Embassy approved courier service.  To ensure that there are no delays with the delivery, you must register with courier as soon as you receive the appointment letter and before you attend the Embassy.

If you are advised on the day of your interview that your application is successful, you should allow 10-15 working days for your application to be processed.  We cannot guarantee that a visa will be issued to any applicant by a specific date, so please do not make final travel or wedding plans until your application has been fully processed and you have received the passport containing the valid visa.  Once the courier company takes delivery of your passport, they will send you a text with a tracking number.  You can use this to track delivery of your passport online by signing into your account at .

Your documents will be returned to you in a large envelope.  DO NOT OPEN THE ENVELOPE, if you do so, you will invalidate the visa.  It should only be opened by a U.S. Immigration or Public Health Service officer.