Applicants for U.S. visas applicants may experience processing delays due to heightened scrutiny over the busy summer season and beyond. In addition to increased security checks, the Department of State may also limit the number of visa interviews per consular officer per day, which may increase the wait time for an appointment. If additional security checks may be warranted, consular officers may ask visa applicants more detailed questions. For an idea of the wait time for a visa appointment and visa processing, click on this Department of State site. If you need a new visa this summer, advanced planning is more important than ever.