Due to the current situation in Syria, US Embassy Damascus is no longer accepting I-130 petitions for immediate relatives of US citizens (which fall into the IR category). Operations at US Embassy Damascus have been suspended.
Please contact the Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit at US Embassy Amman, the designated processing post for Syrian visa cases, at Amman-IV@state.gov to schedule an appointment to submit a petition. I-130 petitions that do not fall into the IR category must be filed with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the United States. There are no exceptions.
US citizen petitioners residing in Syria should email USCIS.Amman@dhs.gov to make an appointment to file I-130 petitions in Amman for their Syrian relatives overseas.
All I-730 petitions Refugee/Asylee following to join (Visas 92/93 beneficiaries) have been transferred to US Embassy Amman. The USCIS office in Amman will take over these I-730 petitions. If your case was sent to or scheduled for interview at US Embassy Damascus, your case has been transferred to the US Embassy in Amman, Jordan. Please contact them at Amman-IV@state.gov for further information. If you are unable to enter Jordan to attend your visa interview and wish to transfer your I-730 petition to another US Embassy, you should contact that other US Embassy and seek their concurrence on processing your case at their post. If they agree, that US Embassy will communicate with US Embassy Amman to arrange for the transfer of your I-730 file to their post.
If your visa case was scheduled for interview at US Embassy Damascus, your visa case has been transferred to the US Embassy Amman, Jordan for processing. Please contact them at Amman-IV@state.gov for further information.
Effective January 20, 2012, and until further notice, DHL courier service offices throughout Syria will not accept any documents delivery submission to the US Embassy Damascus. If had your visa interview, but were asked to submit additional documents to complete the submission of your visa application, you should do so, and make your submission to a DHL courier office, by January 19, 2012.
If you wish to have your immigrant/fiancée visa file transferred to another US Embassy or US Consulate, you should contact the Immigrant Visa Unit of that US Embassy or US Consulate and obtain their agreement to process your case. After the other facility has agreed and has contacted us, the US Embassy Damascus will transfer the case. Please note that US Embassy Damascus will not provide assistance in finding another US Embassy or US Consulate on your behalf.
If your question is about a nonimmigrant visas, please e-mail NIVDamascus@state.gov. All inquiries about American citizen services may be e-mailed to ACSDamascus@state.gov.
Applicants who need to travel to the United States before resumption of full visa services in Damascus are welcome to apply for a nonimmigrant visa at any US Embassy or consulate outside Syria that provides visa services. Information on the requirements for doing so and the locations of US visa-issuing Embassies and consulates is available at www.travel.state.gov. The non-refundable MRV application fee must be paid in the country of application, according to procedures established by each US Embassy or US consulate.
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