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


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

Jun 14, 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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COUNTRY VISA SERVICES
Philippines U.S. Embassy Manila has resumed all routine visa services. Wait times for interviews are long, except for immediate relatives. For nonimmigrant visas, the embassy is prioritizing applicants with urgent travel needs. Click here for more info. Also see our Guide to Immigrating from The Philippines.
Mexico Visa services are limited and vary by city. Check here for 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 now interviewing all categories of immigrant visas. Limited routine work and student visas services have resumed. The embassy has resumed in-person interviews for tourist visa applicants whose interviews were cancelled on March 13, 2020. 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 but wait times are long.
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 Regular visa services have resumed at U.S. Embassy Beijing and the U.S. Consulates General in Guangzhou and Shenyang. The Shanghai office is currently closed and will likely only reopen when the Covid lockdown lifts. All consular services at U.S. Consulate General Chengdu have been suspended until further notice.
Ukraine The U.S. Department of State has suspended consular services at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv due to the Russian invasion. The State Department has designated Consulate General Frankfurt as the primary processing location for Ukrainians. Those applying for IR-3 or 4 adoption visas or A or G visas should submit their applications at the U.S. Embassy Warsaw. For Ukraine-related calls, please call 1 833 741 2777 or +1 606 260 4379 (outside the U.S.)
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. All 221g applicants may go to the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City for an interview anytime between 8:30am and 11:30am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, except holidays. The Consulate will see 221g applicants on a first come, first serve basis. 
Indonesia The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta is offering immigrant visa services in all categories. The U.S. 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: June 14, 2022


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