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US Consulate Mumbai Moves to New Bandra Kurla Facility

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

University of Mumbai, India 148292760The US Consulate Mumbai moves in November 2011 from Lincoln House in Breach Candy and the American Center in Churchgate to its new facility in the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). The new US Consulate Mumbai at BKC reflects the expansion in US-India relations, and features expanded space for consulate operations. The number of interview windows for services to visa applicants and US citizens will increase significantly, from 13 to 44. more »

I-130 Relative Petition Filing Procedure Change

Midtown Manhattan window view, NYC iStock_000003591649XSmall.jpgEffective August 15, 2011, the I-130 filing procedure and I-360 filing procedure in US consulates around the world will change.  As of that time, US consular officers may no longer adjudicate I-130 Relative Petitions (for spouses, children, parents, other qualifying relatives) or I-360 Widow (er) petitions filed by qualifying US citizens or US Legal Permanent Residents (LPR, or green card holders). more »

US Embassy Cairo Resumes Visa Services

Filed April 3, 2011 under US Consulate and US Embassy , tagged

Camelback at the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt medwt31062The US Embassy Cairo resumes visa services, both for nonimmigrant visas (NIV) and immigrant visas (IV) on April 10, 2011. Both nonimmigrant visa applicants and immigrant visa applicants whose appointments were canceled will be contacted for rescheduling of their appointments. more »

US Embassy Tokyo Visa Appointments

Filed March 18, 2011 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 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 »

I-140 Premium Processing Resumes, With Some Exceptions

Filed June 22, 2009 under USCIS and DHS , tagged , ,

Speed motion in highway tunnel 104118986As of June 29, 2009, I-140 Premium Processing Service will resume, with a few exceptions including the EB-1 Multinational Executive Manager and the EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) categories. more »

US Consulates Mexico: Service Suspension Updates

Filed May 7, 2009 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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