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Nonimmigrant Visas: State Department Has Reduced Applicant Wait Times but Sustainability of Gains Is Uncertain
Michael J. Courts (au)
International travel and tourism contributed $220 billion to the U.S. economy and supported 1.1 million jobs, according to the Department of Commerce. A portion of those travelers to the U.S. were required to obtain a nonimmigrant visa (NIV). After a period in which travelers experienced extensive waits in obtaining a required interview for an NIV in 2011, the President issued E.O. 13597 in 2012 to improve visa and foreign visitor processing, while continuing to protect U.S. national security. This report examines (1) efforts the State Department (State) has undertaken to expand capacity, especially in Brazil and China, and reduce NIV applicantsäó» interview wait times and the reported results to date; and (2) challenges that impact Stateäó»s ability to efficiently process NIVs. Figures. This is a print on demand report.
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