GAO: Visa Waits Are Too Long

Only 27 countries are part of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program. So travelers from the other 164 countries of the world need a visa to enter the United States — and the process of getting one can be daunting.

In a report issued in April of this year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office recommends that the State Department reassess how it allocates resources to its consular offices so it can shorten visa-processing delays.

The report said that although the GAO has not measured

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