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Press Releases 2012

The U.S. Embassy in Panama announces new waiting time

The U.S. Embassy in Panama announces that the wait time for non-immigrant visa appointments is approximately two weeks, and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.

The Consular Section urges all applicants for non-immigrant visas to plan travel as far in advance as possible.  Appointment wait times are updated weekly on our website at

The Embassy’s Consular Section can facilitate expedited appointments for emergency situations, including last-minute business travel, as described on our website at

We thank everyone for their continued interest in visiting the United States, and invite you to review our extensive website for more information (