Current Status of U.S. Visa Services By Country – January 2022

Learn which U.S. embassies and consulates have reopened amid COVID-19

Jan 13, 2022

U.S. embassy reopening after covid-19

The coronavirus pandemic led to the suspension of U.S. visa services around the world. As restrictions start to ease, most U.S. embassies and consulates have resumed certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. Learn the current status of visa services in your country:

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Philippines The U.S. Embassy Manila has canceled all non-emergency appointments for U.S. passports and consular reports of birth abroad through Jan. 31, 2022. The embassy will only process emergency travel visas until the end of the month due to a surge in COVID cases.
Mexico Visa services are limited and vary by city. Check here for updated info.
United Kingdom The U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulate in Belfast currently are open for emergency nonimmigrant visa services only. They have not resumed routine visa services, including tourist visa services. Immigrant visa appointments are available but limited. Check here for updates.
Dominican Republic The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is offering limited routine immigrant visa services. Limited routine work and student visas services have resumed. Tourist visa services remain suspended although emergency appointments are available. Learn more here.
Thailand The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General in Thailand has resumed routine nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services. Applicants are also able to renew their visa by mail.
Brazil The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Brazil has resumed routine nonimmigrant visa appointments. Immigrant visa services currently are offered on an emergency basis only.
Nigeria The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos are offering limited non-immigrant and immigrant visa services.
Colombia The U.S. Embassy Bogotá has suspended routine nonimmigrant visa operations. A limited number of immigrant visa services are available.
India The U.S. Consulate in Mumbai reopened all immigrant visa services. Routine nonimmigrant services remain limited at U.S. Embassy New Delhi and the consulates Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai.
China The U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou has resumed processing of fiance(e) and immigrant visa applications. Nonimmigrant visa services have resumed at the U.S Embassy in Beijing and the U.S. Consulates General in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenyang. All consular services at U.S. Consulate General Chengdu have been suspended until further notice.
Ukraine The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine is currently offering immigrant visa appointments in every category. Routine nonimmigrant tourist and business visa services remain suspended. A limited number of student and petition-based are available, although increased wait times are likely.
Russia U.S. Embassy Moscow has suspended all immigrant visa services. The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw is processing immigrant visas for residents of Russia. Visa services at U.S. Consulates in Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok remain suspended due to critically low staffing.
Vietnam The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi has resumed limited visa services. Non-immigrant and immigrant emergency appointments are available by request. Nonimmigrant and immigrant visa interviews have slowly started to resume.
Indonesia The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta is offering immigrant visa services in all categories. The United States Embassy in Jakarta and Consulate General Surabaya have resumed limited appointments for all nonimmigrant visa categories.
Canada Visa services vary by city. The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada have resumed U.S. citizen services and most nonimmigrant visa services.

Last updated: Jan. 13, 2022

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