Wow, what an improvement since the last time I helped my in-laws process their visa from China to the US. It has been 4 years since I helped my wife’s parent to visit us in the US and it was a very difficult process. But after 4 years the US government got it right this time and the online visa process is much improved. The major improvement is scheduling an appointment last time you had to buy time for a phone call to China and the phone lines were always busy and it was almost impossible to schedule 2 visitors to be interviewed at the same time frame. Also, when you called only 1 call per person so we had to immediately call back to schedule the other traveler which was so crazy because it was difficult to get through and then the appointments all booked up for that day for the first person. Now you can schedule more than 1 traveler at the same time, what a great idea! China has it right and their new program of visa free for 72 hours in the major cities has boosted tourism and tourism is millions and billions of dollars to the local economy. Make it easier for travelers and it is a win win for everyone. When we bring our in-laws to the US we spend more money at local business dinning out, visiting sites, buying clothes and entertainment. Just make it easier.
So I must say, good job to the US government’s visa processing center.
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