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Growing Demand for U.S. Visas

By Eiges & Eiges PC  Sep. 11, 2012 11:31a

According to the Department of State, United States consular offices processed 7.5 million U.S. visas in 2011, which was a 17 percent increase from the previous year. This increase saw a growing demand for visas from those countries with fast-growing economies. Statistics concerning these visa applications included the following: in the last five years, a growth of 234 percent in visas issued to individuals from Brazil, a 124 percent growth in those issued to China, a 51 percent growth in those issued to India, and a 24 percent growth in visas issued to Mexican citizens. During 2011, U.S. consular offices in China processed more than a million visa applications.

The Department of State has reported that it will increase its capacity to process visas in China so as to be able to handle 2.2 million applications in that country annually and will increase its Brazilian capacity to include 1.8 million applications yearly. The most common visa application is the B – 1 or B – 2 visitor visa, which is a nonimmigrant visa issued to those who plan to visit the United States on a temporary basis for business or pleasure. B visitor status is generally granted for a period of no longer than six months, though B visitors may apply for an extension. Generally, multiple extensions are not granted as this type of visa is designated for short-term stays only.

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