Many foreign national employees plan to apply for visas when traveling home for the upcoming holidays. As a reminder, foreign nationals with expired visas will need to have new visa stamps issued into their passports to reenter the United States. A prescheduled, in-person interview is required for visa issuance. Depending on the Post, interview backlogs may be six weeks or longer. We recommend that employers contact their immigration counsel to schedule interview appointments now to ensure that the employees are able to obtain their visas during the holiday period and return to the United States in a timely manner.