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US Embassy Tokyo Visa Appointments

Filed March 18, 2011 in Green Cards, Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged , , ,

Shinjuku skyscrapers Tokyo Japan 138026556As of March 18, 2011, US Embassy Tokyo advises that they are only processing emergency visa cases due to the recent events in Japan. Some nonimmigrant visa applicants with approaching deadlines, such as students, and individuals already scheduled for nonimmigrant work visa appointments may keep their interview appointments.  See below for more detail. more »

US Consulates Pakistan Closed Temporarily

Filed March 17, 2011 in Green Cards, Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged

Postage Stamp, Pakistan 155310618As of March 17, 2011, the US Consulates Pakistan will be temporarily closed. The US Department of State (DOS) alerts US citizens of the possibility of violent protests and demonstrations in major cities of Pakistan, specifically near US Consulates General in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, and the US Embassy Islamabad. Spontaneous protests in reaction to the recent release into US government custody of a US diplomat could erupt at any time at locations perceived as Western, including restaurants and areas where foreigners are known to congregate, and these protests may turn violent. more »

US Consulate Mumbai Visa Appointment Reduction

Filed March 4, 2011 in Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged , ,

Mumbai Central 115798428The US Consulate Mumbai has announced limited visa appointment availability due to construction of a new US Consulate Mumbai. The new US Consulate Mumbai facility is scheduled to open in November 2011. more »

US Embassy Cairo Suspends Visa Services

Filed March 2, 2011 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged

Aswan carvings, Egypt 122560769Due to security concerns, all US visa services at the US Emassy in Cairo have been suspended until further notice. The Embassy will resume visa operations as circumstances permit.  For more information, please monitor the US Embassy Cairo web site. Nonimmigrant visa and immigrant visa applications of applicants interviewed through 27 January 2011 are being processed normally. more »

US Embassy Tel Aviv Temporary Closure

Filed January 26, 2011 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged

El Aqsa Mosque and Mount of Olives jerusalem 144967557The US Consular Section at the US Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel, will be temporarily closed for renovations from February 17, 2011 through March 18, 2011. Visa interviews will be conducted only in life or death emergency situations. The US Embassy Tel Aviv advises that those who need documents for US travel in the coming months should make their United States visa applications significantly in advance of such travel.

US Consulates India Increase Access

Filed November 22, 2010 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged

Blue City, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India 147707817To increase the convenience of the US visa process for Indian nationals, the US Consulates India are increasing access to consular services. Specifically, the US Embassy New Delhi and US Consulates General Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad are now accepting US visa applications from throughout India at all visa facilities, regardless of the applicant’s home address or city of residence. This is part of Mission India’s ongoing effort to facilitate legitimate travel to the US. more »

US Embassy London Holiday E Visa Unit Schedule

Filed October 28, 2010 in Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged ,

green holiday lights 139545815The US Embassy London E Visa Unit will be closed December 23, 2010, through January 04, 2011. The last available appointment date for a visa interview in London for employees, including derivative dependents, of an approved or registered E visa company who are in valid status scheduled through the appointed Operator Assisted Information Service is December 22, 2010.  more »

US Embassy London O-1 Visa and P Visa Reissuance

Filed October 14, 2010 in Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged , ,

Richard I Coeur de Lion, London Parliament 153666818The US Embassy London has advised that certain O-1 visa or P visa applicants who have held an O-1 visa or P visa in the past may be eligible to apply for the Visa Reissuance Program, and may obtain a new O-1 visa or P visa without an interview with a US consular officer. Criteria for eligibility are below.  more »

HIV Travel Ban Lifted: HIV Removed from List of Diseases Restricting US Entry

Spring in Central Park NYC 146867533On January 04, 2010, the HIV Travel Ban prohibiting HIV positive individuals from visiting, working or living in the United States finally ended. more »

US Consulates Mexico: Service Suspension Updates

Filed May 7, 2009 in Green Cards, Temporary Visas, under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged

Viruses 140376422In accordance with H1N1 influenza containment measures of the Government of Mexico, consular services at some US Consulates Mexico, including the US Embassy Mexico City and the US Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, have been suspended since approximately April 28, 2009. The US Consulate Ciudad Juarez will re-open its consular operations on a rolling basis. This information may change, so please check the sites listed below for the most up-to-date information on US Consulates Mexico. more »

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