Bill Could Cut Visa Wait Times for Travelers to U.S.

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would require visas for travelers to the U.S. to be processed within 12 days and tackle long visa wait times in Brazil, India, and China, in particular, by increasing staff at U.S. consular offices and authorizing the use of videoconferencing to conduct visa interviews.

The “Welcoming Business Travelers and Tourists to America Act of 2011,” introduced by Congressman Joe Heck (R-Nev.), provides the kinds of solutions that the

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