State Department Suspends Routine Visa Services at All Consulates and Embassies
On March 20, 2020 the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced it would be suspending routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates, including the cancellation of all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020, and has not yet indicated when it would resume routine visa services.
For individuals who already had a visa appointment scheduled and paid the Machine Readable Visa fee (“MRV fee/visa fee”) please note that this fee remains valid and can be used for a new appointment in the country it was purchased for within one year of the purchase date.
Consulates and Embassies continue to offer emergency visa services for applicants facing emergent circumstances, such as air and sea crew, and medical personnel, especially those working in response to COVID-19. To obtain information about emergency visa services, please go to the website of the consulate or embassy you are seeking services at and follow their instructions.
The individual website for a specific consulate or embassy can be found here.
Read the official DOS announcement here.