Visa Delays

Processing times and delays vary by U.S. Consulate/Embassy. A vast majority of visas are issued within days of a visa interview/appointment. Anyone applying for a visa may be subjected to an administrative processing delay or background check that may take several weeks.

Please look at the information on the Department of State website for the embassy you are interested in to determine the standard processing times.

Our office can help

If an administrative delay or background check postpones your intended arrival, please contact intadmit@northwestern.edu.

Let us know your name, your student id, the location of the embassy, the date of your visa appointment and what they told you.