Starting February 1, 2011 the US Consulate General Karachi announced that visa services will be expanded. All residents of Sindh and Balochistan should begin to apply in Karachi for the following nonimmigrant categories beginning February 1:
• Business travel (B1)
• Tourist visas for senior citizens over the age of 65 (B2)
• Renewals of tourist visas that have expired within the past year (B1/B2)
• Crew Members (C1/D)
• Student and Exchange Visitors (F,J,M)
• Journalists (I)
• Petition-based visas, including temporary worker and intracompany transferees, traders and investors, persons of extraordinary ability, artists or entertainers, and religious workers. (H,E,L,P,O,R)
*All required supporting documentation for the specific visa must be provided to schedule an appointment.
All applicants are encouraged by the Consulate to apply at least three months prior to their intended departure date and are discouraged from purchasing non-exchangeable air tickets before receiving a valid U.S. visa.