Progress Pledged on Dealing With Visa Delays

June 3, 2009

The State Department has pledged to speed up the visa review process for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from outside the United States -- many of whom have been experiencing serious delays, The New York Times reported. The department said it would bring in extra staff to deal with a backlog, and would also adopt new procedures to prevent future delays. Eventually, routine visa applications should be dealt with in two weeks.

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