Humanities › Issues How Long Does It Take to Get a US Visa? Share Flipboard Email Print Maria Toutoudaki/Stockbyte/Getty Images Issues Immigration Immigration Politics Inmigración en Español The U. S. Government U.S. Foreign Policy U.S. Liberal Politics U.S. Conservative Politics Women's Issues Civil Liberties The Middle East Terrorism Race Relations Crime & Punishment Canadian Government View More By Jennifer McFadyen Immigration Expert Jennifer McFadyen is a freelance writer specializing in immigration-related issues, news, and laws. our editorial process Jennifer McFadyen Updated March 17, 2017 The U.S. State Department provides an online tool that you can use to estimate how long you will have to wait to get an interview appointment to apply for a visa. In addition to interview wait times, this online tool will also tell you how long it will take for your nonimmigrant visa to be processed at the Consular Section after a decision is made by a Consular Officer to issue the visa and the visa is available for pick-up by you or a courier at the embassy. Please note that this estimate does not include any time required for administrative processing. You will not find information about K or V visas using this tool since these visas are processed similarly to immigrant visas. A and G visas are also excluded.