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I am an Indian student studying in Paris. I would like to attend a conference in NYC on July 13-18th, with the trip lasting for a total of one week.

What type of US visa should I apply for and how long would processing take?

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    Have you looked at US Embassy's site in Paris? travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/visit/visitor.html – Karlson Jun 19 '15 at 18:50
  • @Karlson: In particular, there is a "wait time estimate" on that site, which estimates a 23-day wait for an interview, plus an additional 3 days of processing time. It seems unlikely that you can get it done before July 13. – Nate Eldredge Jun 19 '15 at 19:29
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Since noone else did I will put this in an answer.

As the US Embassy in Paris page for visitor's visas states you will need a B-1 visa to attend a conference.

On the same page you can put in the city where you will have your interview and it will tell you what is the current waiting time.

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