Visas, Passports, and other FAQs During COVID-19

Important information for U.S. Citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, Immigrant and nonimmigrant visa holders during COVID-19

The frequently asked questions below are provided for your convenience. The page is updated periodically. Please only reach out to the consular section if your question is not already answered on this page. Thank you for your cooperation.

Updated October 30, 2020

I heard that regularly scheduled Commercial flights have resumed, is that correct? What about humanitarian flights?  

Regular international commercial service in and out of Colombia resumed on Monday, September 21, from major airports in Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena, and Cali.  We recommend monitoring official announcements from the Government of Colombia, and contacting airlines to review your flight options to and from Colombia. The Embassy will no longer be organizing/announcing humanitarian flights.

Does anyone have any knowledge of when I will be able to return to my home in Colombia? I am an American citizen living in Colombia, but got stuck outside of Colombia when my return flight was cancelled.     

Regular international commercial service resumed on Monday, September 21, from major airports in Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena, and Cali.  We recommend monitoring official announcements from the Government of Colombia.  All inbound passengers will need to obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test and result within 96 hours of traveling to Colombia.  All inbound and outbound passengers will need to fill out Migracion Colombia’s Check-Mig online form.

Will individuals returning to the U.S  be subject to quarantine upon entering the country? 

There is no federal quarantine requirement. You may wish to check with the State health department of your final destination in the US to see if they have any such requirements.

Are there additional requirements or protocols for elderly persons boarding a flight or entering the U.S? 

We are unaware of any additional protocols for the elderly while boarding flights.  All inbound (to Colombia) passengers will need to obtain a negative PCR COVID-19 test result within 96 hours of traveling to Colombia.  All inbound and outbound passengers will need to fill out Migracion Colombia’s Check-Mig online form. Note that according to the CDC, individuals over 60 or with certain pre-existing health conditions are at higher risk due to COVID-19.  We suggest reviewing the following sources prior to travel if you are part of an at-risk group:

I am a dual U.S. and Colombian citizen and will be leaving shortly on a commercial flight.  My Colombian passport has expired.  Will I need to renew my Colombian passport in order to leave the country?    

Yes.  According to Colombian law, all Colombian citizens—regardless of dual citizenship—MUST present a valid Colombian passport to enter and exit Colombia. Colombian citizens traveling with non-Colombian passports frequently have been prevented from departing the country until they obtain a Colombian passport. Colombian citizens who naturalized as U.S. citizens before 1990 are deemed to have lost their Colombian citizenship as of the date of naturalization and do not need to show a Colombian passport, but Colombian Immigration authorities suggest that these passengers travel with proof of their date of naturalization. Be aware as well that all U.S. citizens, regardless of dual citizenship, must present a valid U.S. passport upon returning to the United States.

Persons who are both U.S. and Colombian citizens MUST travel between these countries with both passports, presenting the Colombian passport upon departing Colombia and the U.S. passport upon arrival in the U.S.

Are notarial appointments being made available?  If not, what about in emergency situations?    

The Consular Section in Bogota has resumed some American citizen services. To schedule an appointment, please click hereIf you would prefer to visit the U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla, please click here for the Consular Agency’s contact information, location and hours of operation.

I am getting married soon and need a certificate of single status from the Embassy.  How can I get that?    

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! The Consular Section in Bogota has resumed some American citizen services. To schedule an appointment, please click hereIf you would prefer to visit the U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla, please click here for the Consular Agency’s contact information, location and hours of operation.

I had an appointment this week for my child’s Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and his passport.  I live in Medellin.  What do I do?    

The Consular Section in Bogota has resumed some American citizen services. You will need to travel to Bogota for your CRBA appointment. To schedule an appointment, please click hereIf you would prefer to visit the U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla, please click here for the Consular Agency’s contact information, location and hours of operation.

My passport (or CRBA) is in administrative processing.  I have submitted all the requested documents.  When can I expect to receive the passport (or CRBA)?      

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, administrative processing times for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad are much longer than usual.  Please contact ACSbogota@state.gov for information about your specific case.

I had a passport renewal appointment scheduled for next week.  Is the appointment still valid, or has it been changed?    

The Consular Section in Bogota has resumed some American citizen services. To schedule an appointment, please click hereIf you would prefer to visit the U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla, please click here for the Consular Agency’s contact information, location and hours of operation.

I am a U.S. citizen in Colombia.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am running out of funds and have not been able to return.  How can I receive my stimulus payment from the U.S.?  How do I apply for a repatriation loan?        

We understand that stimulus checks will be filed by tax ID number. If you did not file taxes for 2019, the government will use your 2018 tax data. If you did not file for either year, you can consider filing late. Eligible individuals will receive funds electronically if they have authorized refunds to be delivered electronically. Otherwise, checks will go out via mail.

Some individuals are excluded from receiving relief checks. Exclusions include nonresident aliens and individuals whose deductions can go to another taxpayer. For more information on Economic Impact Payments by the IRS, please visit their website on coronavirus relief for more information

We recognize that the travel disruptions and flight cancellations present immense financial burdens for U.S. citizens. We recommend that you work directly with airlines for seat availability, booking, rescheduling, and refunds. You can find further recommendations on the U.S. Embassy website for money transfers from family and friends, which is the fastest and most efficient way to receive funds. For more information about this option as well as emergency financial assistance please visit this site. For more information about how the United States government can or cannot assist financially, including repatriation loans, please visit this website.

I’m a legal permanent resident and have remained in Colombia due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions.  What will happen to my residency?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) handles matters related to permanent residents of the United States. Please see the information from CBP and USCIS here regarding maintaining your LPR status.

If you are not in possession of your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) and wish to travel to the United States, you may apply for a Transportation Boarding foil in order to facilitate boarding by the airline to transport you back to the U.S.  Please see our website for further information about how to apply for a Transportation Boarding foil.

As you may be aware, if a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) remains outside the U.S. for more than 12 months (or beyond the validity period of a Reentry Permit obtained prior to departing the United States), they may lose their entitlement to LPR status. Information about travel and maintaining permanent resident status is provided through the USCIS website.

I lost my permanent residence card (“green card”), how do I travel back to the U.S.?  

If you have lost your permanent residence card (“green card”), you must schedule an appointment with the Embassy once interviews resume. For more information, please visit https://co.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/services-legal-permanent-residents/.

CanceledAppointments and Refunds :


My nonimmigrant visa interview appointment was canceled.  What should I do?           

If your nonimmigrant visa appointment was scheduled in Bogota and subsequently canceled, you may reschedule it through our visa information and appointment system website at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-co/niv. You should periodically check our website and social media for announcements regarding the status of services and other information.  We do not have an estimate for when we may resume routine visa services.

I have a biometrics appointment and a visa interview scheduled for later this month.  What should I do? 

Embassy Bogota canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 17, 2020.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. If your visa appointment was scheduled in Bogota and subsequently canceled, you may reschedule it through our visa information and appointment system website at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-co/niv.

Will the Embassy reschedule my canceled appointment, or must I do it?   

You are responsible for rescheduling your canceled appointment through our visa information and appointment system website at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-co/niv.  Keep in mind, however, that at this time we are unable to provide a specific date for when routine services will resume, so it may be canceled again.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority is the health and safety of our applicants and staff. Please check our website and social media for announcements regarding the status of services and other information.

Will canceled appointments (whether canceled by the Embassy or by the applicant) be given priority once the Embassy re-opens?     

Unfortunately, we are unable to prioritize non-immigrant visa applicants whose appointments were previously canceled. You may reschedule your canceled appointment through our visa information and appointment system website at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-co/niv . Keep in mind, however, that at this time we are unable to provide a specific date for when routine services will resume, so it may be canceled again.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority is the health and safety of our applicants and staff.  Please check our website and social media for announcement regarding the status of services and other information.

Do you have tentative dates for the resumption of biometrics appointments and visa interviews?    

We do not have fixed or tentative dates for the reopening of biometric appointments or routine visa interviews.  We have resumed some student and exchange interviews.  Please review our website and follow the Embassy on social media for more information and updates.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority is the health and safety of our applicants and staff.

My appointment was canceled.  Can I get my money back?  If so, how?     

No, the Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee is nonrefundable.  Please note, however, that the (MRV) fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased until December 31, 2021.

I need to cancel a scheduled appointment.  How do I do that, and can I get my money back?    

To cancel an appointment, you must sign -in to the system, and click “Continue”, select the option to “Cancel Appointment” or “Reschedule Appointment” and then follow the provided instructions.

The Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fee is nonrefundable.  Please note, however, that the MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased until December 31, 2021.

Pending Visa Applications and Unreturned Passports:

 

My visa was approved in March.  However, my passport (with the visa) has not been returned to me.  What should I do to get the passport?    

Please contact us at https://co.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/non-immigrant-visa-contact-form/ to request the return of your passport.

What will happen with visas that have already been approved and were being processed when the Embassy closed?     

Those visas will be processed and delivered, although there could be delays in some cases.  If you have not received your passport and visa, please contact us at https://co.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/non-immigrant-visa-contact-form/

What will happen with visas that are pending additional documentation or are in administrative processing?    

It will depend on the individual case.  Applicants should send requested information according to the instructions they received.  However, due to the pandemic, they may experience processing delays by the Embassy.

Colombian Tourists in the United States (Current Visa Holders):


I traveled to the U.S. on my tourist visa and have not been able to return to Colombia due to travel restrictions.  My approved time of stay will soon expire.  What should I do?     

Generally, nonimmigrants must depart the United States before their authorized period of admission expires.   Nonimmigrants who may remain in the United States beyond their authorized period of stay due to COVID-19, should contact United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Please visit: https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/covid-19-delays-extensionchange-status-filingsfor more information.

I traveled to the U.S. on my tourist visa and have not been able to return to Colombia due to travel restrictions.  My approved time of stay will soon expire.  I applied for an extension but have not received a reply.  Everything appears to be closed.  What should I do?     

USCIS has established numerous channels of communications, including phone, email, and live chat.  Please visit https://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter for a list of options.  If you cannot get through, you may also try and visit a USCIS field office.  For a list of field offices that are operating during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how to make an appointment, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-a-uscis-office.

General Nonimmigrant Visa Questions:


My nonimmigrant visa was approved for six months and will soon expire.  I wasn’t able to travel due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Can I get an extension?  If so, how?  If not, can I get my money back?     

Unfortunately, U.S. law has no provision for extensions of nonimmigrant visas.  If you still have a valid purpose of travel, you will need to apply for a new visa once appointments are available.  There are no refunds for issued visas.

I am a medical professional seeking to go to the U.S. to assist with the Covid-19 response.  What should I do?      

You must have a willing employer and an approved U.S. non-immigrant or immigrant visa petition (I-129, I-140, or similar) or a certificate of eligibility in an approved exchange visitor program (DS-2019).   For more information, visit:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/update-on-h-and-j-visas-for-medical-professionals.html

If you have an approved petition or certificate of eligibility, visit our visa information and appointment system website at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-co/niv in order to schedule an appointment and request that it be expedited.

Student & Exchange Visas (F, M and J visas):


I have an appointment at the Embassy to renew my J1 visa.  I’m currently in the U.S. and cannot travel to Colombia due to the travel restrictions there.  Can I extend my status from the U.S.?  If not, what should I do?       

Questions regarding the extension of your nonimmigrant status should be directed to USCIS.  For general information regarding the USCIS response to Covid-19, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-covid-19   For USCIS contact information please visit https://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter.

Cancelled Appointments:


My visa interview appointment has been cancelled.  What should I do?  

As of March 17, the United States Embassy in Bogota canceled all immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. If your immigrant visa appointment was scheduled in Bogota and subsequently canceled, please wait to reschedule until we resume regular visa operations. If your immigrant visa appointment was canceled and you have an emergency reason to travel, you may write to us by emailing IVBogota@state.gov. A detailed description of the circumstances necessitating your need for an emergency appointment are required for the request to be considered.

Will the Embassy reschedule my canceled appointment for me?  

If your immigrant visa appointment was scheduled in Bogota and subsequently canceled, please wait to reschedule until we resume regular visa operations. Please continue to follow our website https://co.usembassy.gov/ and social media to know when the resumption of visa services will occur with details on how to reschedule your cancelled appointment.

If your immigrant visa appointment was canceled and you have an emergency reason to travel, you may write to us by emailing IVbogota@state.gov. A detailed description of the circumstances necessitating your need for an emergency appointment is required for the request to be considered.

You can check our operating status on https://co.usembassy.gov.

Will canceled appointments (whether canceled by the Embassy or by the applicant) be given preference once the Embassy re-opens?

We are still developing our plans for operations once we can resume routine visa services. Stay tuned to our website and your email for further information.

Do we have tentative dates for the resumption of visa interviews?  

The United States Embassy in Bogota remains unable to resume routine immigrant visa services at this time. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. We encourage you to monitor our website for additional information on when appointments will continue.  The easing or ending of the quarantine in Colombia will not mean an immediate resumption in our operations in Bogota.

Can I get my money back?  If so, how?  

Immigrant visa application fees are non-refundable.  Your case will remain with our office until we resume regular visa operations.

Issued Visas, Expiring Visas & Visa Extensions:


I have an approved visa.  However, due to the restrictions I have not been able to travel.  The visa is set to expire soon/has expired.  What should I do?  Will my medical exam remain valid?  

Check the expiration date of your visa.  It is NOT possible to extend the visa. If it has expired or will expire before you are able to travel, you will be required to obtain a new visa and  pay the associated fees, though you do not need to file a new petition.  The expiration date of an immigrant visa is tied to the validity period of the required medical exam which typically has a validity of six months from date of exam, though sometimes less.  If the visa has expired, a new medical exam is required before paying the fee for a new visa.  The only exception to this is if you received your medical exam between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020.  In this situation, your medical exam has a validity of one extra month, and your visa can be reissued without an additional medical exam.  However, please make sure you would be able to travel in the additional month of validity before requesting this option as your visa can only be reissued one time.

My child has an approved K2 visa and has not been able to travel and will become 21 years old later this month.  Can my child travel on the visa after turning 21?  

No. If your child is a K2 visa holder and they cannot travel before turning 21, you will have to file a new petition on their behalf at the USCIS Office having jurisdiction over your place of residence if they wish to immigrate to the United States.  For more information please visit https://www.uscis.gov/.

I heard that Presidential Proclamation 10014 prohibits the entry of immigrants into the country.  I have a recently approved immigrant visa.  Will I be denied entry into the U.S.?   

If your visa was approved on or before April 23, 2020, you will not be impacted by Presidential Proclamation 10014.  No valid visas will be revoked under this Proclamation.  Under Presidential Proclamation 10014 signed on April 22,  and then extended on June 22, the Department of State will not issue certain new immigrant visas, with limited exceptions, until at least December 31, 2020. Exceptions include lawful permanent residents returning to the United States; immigrants seeking to enter as a healthcare professional; spouses, children, and prospective adoptive children of U.S. citizens; cases which are in the national interest; and certain Special Immigrant Visa applicants. Please review the proclamation at the White House webpage for detailed information.

If an applicant possessed a valid immigrant visa on the date of the Presidential Proclamation, but is unable to travel prior to its expiration, can that visa be reissued while the proclamation is in effect?  

If a person held a valid immigrant visa at the time the Presidential Proclamation went into effect on April 23, 2020, that visa can be reissued.  However, to be clear, there is no “extension” for any visa.  Applicants will need to get new medical exams and repay the visa fee (and come for an interview/fingerprints and present new police certificates if it has been more than a year since their interview) before we are able to reissue the visa.

Pending Cases:


Will my immigrant or fiancé(e) visa case expire?/Can I continue with the application process?  

If your application is being processed by the Embassy in Bogota, applicants have 12 months from when the visa first becomes available or from the date of last contact with the Embassy to continue their process.

If the case is being processed by NVC and you have questions after checking the information at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate.html and the CEAC account (if applicable), please contact NVC directly using the contact information on that webpage, which includes an online contact form.

If you have been advised that your case file has been forwarded to the Embassy in Bogota, you may refer to our website for an overview of the application procedure and begin compiling the necessary supporting documents. Please monitor our website for updates.

Our immigrant visa case is in administrative processing.  How do I get an update on the case?  If our medical exams expire in the process, will we have to take them again?   

Administrative processing may take longer than normal, especially during this time when routine visa operations are suspended.  You may check the status of your application online by following the instructions on our Visa Application Status page.  The medical exams typically have an expiration date of six (6) months after they were completed, though sometimes less.  If the medical exam has expired when the administrative processing is completed you will have to take a new medical exam.

I have a pending adoption case.  What should I do?  

Adoptions agencies and IAPAs have been informed by the Immigrant Visa section on how to proceed.  Please refer to the agency that is handling your case and they will be able to provide more information.

What if my fiancé(e) visa petition expires?  

If the validation period for your K visa petition expires soon or has expired, the consular officer can extend this period by four months at the time of issuing the visa or the interview. Note that the petition expiration date and the visa expiration date are different. If you already have a visa and it has expired/will expire before you travel, you must obtain a new visa in your passport.

When will the panel physicians open?  

The panel physicians will reopen once routine visa services resume.

My waiver was approved, but I haven’t heard anything.  What should I do next?  

As routine visa operations are currently suspended, we are not able to process approved waivers at this time.  We will contact you with further instructions once regular visa operations resume.

I submitted requested documents before routine visa operations were suspended.  What is the status of my case?  

Your case remains at the embassy and will be adjudicated by a consular officer when routine visa operations resume.

Can I submit documents that were requested during my interview?  

If your case is currently pending additional documentation, please note that we are NOT accepting or reviewing document submissions at this time.  Please monitor our website and social media for any changes in our ability to accept document submissions.

I was previously found ineligible but my ineligibility has expired.  What should I do?  

Please write to us at IVBogota@state.gov, clearly indicating your full name and case number, and explain your situation.  We will contact you with further instructions when routine visa operations resume.

I am a Venezuelan citizen and have an appointment to renew my visa later this month.  I will not make the appointment due to the closure of the Colombian border.  What should I do?      

Embassy Bogota, canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. We advise waiting to reschedule your appointment until we resume regular visa operations and until you can safely and lawfully cross the border again.  You should check our website and social media from time to time for announcements regarding the status of services and other information.

I am Venezuelan, and my passport has expired.  Should I extend my passport before applying for a visa?       

Yes, if you can.   If you cannot renew or extend your Venezuelan passport, please note that on May 21, 2019, Venezuelan interim President Guaidó signed a decree extending the validity of previously issued Venezuelan passports for an additional five years past their printed date of expiration.  The U.S. government recognizes this extension of validity for visa issuance and admission to the United States.

 

Which visas are affected with the new Presidential Proclamation? 

The Presidential Proclamation announced on June 22, 2020 extends Proclamation 10014 for certain immigrant visas and includes certain H-1B, H-2B, L, and J visa applications. http://ow.ly/iq9b50Afoko

Note that, currently, the U.S. Embassy in Bogota is scheduling nonimmigrant visa appointments for emergency cases and other urgent travel only due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not scheduling routine interviews for most visa types, including H-1B, H-2B, L, and most J visas. Check our nonimmigrant visa webpage for the latest information on the status of visa services.

I already have an approved (H-1B, H-2B, J, or L) petition from DHS and I am just waiting for my visa interview.  What does this Presidential Proclamation mean for me? 

Per Section 3 of the Presidential Proclamation, suspension of entry applies to “any alien who does not have a nonimmigrant visa that is valid on the effective date of this proclamation.” See the link for exceptions: http://ow.ly/iq9b50Afoko.

I am already in the United States on a H-1B, H-2B, J, or L visa.  What does this mean for me?

The Proclamation is not retroactive. No valid visas will be revoked under this Proclamation. For questions regarding extension of status into the United States, we refer you to the Department of Homeland Security.

Which J visas are subject to the proclamation? 

The Proclamation applies to J visa holders “to the extent the alien is participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program, and any alien accompanying or following to join such alien.”  See the full Proclamation here: http://ow.ly/iq9b50Afoko.

I already have a valid H-1B, H-2B, L, or J nonimmigrant visa and my children/spouse have derivative visas.  Can we still enter the United States? 

Individuals with valid visas as of June 24 are not subject to the Proclamation. No valid visas will be revoked under this Proclamation. However, individuals whose visa expire and apply for a renewal will be subject to the proclamation. For questions regarding entry into the United States, we refer you to the Department of Homeland Security.

I am a physician, am I exempt?  

Physicians applying for a J visa are not subject to the proclamation. Physicians seeking to enter the U.S. on an H1-B or L visa to provide medical care or are involved in medical research related to COVID-19 may be considered for a exception. http://ow.ly/iq9b50Afoko.

I am in the United States on an H-1B, H-2B, L, or J visa but my visa will expire before December 31, 2020.  Will I be able to extend my stay in the U.S.?  

Visa expiration is separate and distinct from authorized stay.  For questions about adjusting status or extending the authorized period of stay in the U.S., we refer you to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

I am in the United States on an H-1B, H-2B, L, or J visa but my visa will expire before December 31, 2020.  Will I be able to renew my visa? 

Visa holders already legally in the US do not need to renew their visa to remain. If you depart the US, you will need a valid visa to return and we will not be issuing H-1B, H-2B, L, or certain J visas, and their derivatives through Dec 31 unless an exception applies.

Note that, currently, the U.S. Embassy in Bogota is scheduling nonimmigrant visa appointments for emergency cases and other urgent travel only due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not scheduling routine interviews for most visa types, including H-1B, H-2B, L, and most J visas. Check our nonimmigrant visa webpage for the latest information on the status of visa services.

Will this impact Diversity Visa applicants? 

The DV Program has multiple stages. DV-2021 applicants will not be interviewed until FY2021. However, the suspension does apply to  Diversity Visa applicants, with certain exceptions. The Proclamation’s restrictions will expire on December 31, 2020, unless extended by the President.

How will the court decision in National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Homeland Security affect my application for a H-1B, H-2B, L, or J visa?  

Note that, currently, the U.S. Embassy in Bogota is scheduling nonimmigrant visa appointments for emergency cases and other urgent travel only due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not scheduling routine interviews for most visa types, including H-1B, H-2B, L, and most J visas. Check our nonimmigrant visa webpage for the latest information on the status of visa services.

See the Department of State’s notice for details on the effect of the October 1, 2020, court order on enforcement of Presidential Proclamation 10052.

If I am eligible for a visa due to the court ruling, can my dependents be issued visas as well?     

Note that, currently, the U.S. Embassy in Bogota is scheduling nonimmigrant visa appointments for emergency cases and other urgent travel only due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not scheduling routine interviews for most visa types, including H-1B, H-2B, L, and most J visas. Check our nonimmigrant visa webpage for the latest information on the status of visa services.

See the Department of State’s notice for details on the effect of the October 1, 2020, court order on enforcement of Presidential Proclamation 10052.