DOS Provides Update on the Phased Resumption of Routine Visa Services

February 24, 2021

DOS updated its announcement and FAQs on the phased resumption of visa services following the rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014, which suspended the entry of certain immigrant visa applicants into the United States. DOS noted that resumption of visa services will occur on a post-by-post basis, but there are no specific dates for each mission.


December 30, 2020

DOS updated its announcement and FAQs on the phased resumption of visa services, noting that resumption will occur on a post-by-post basis, but that there are no specific dates for each mission. DOS also announced that it has extended the validity of Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fees to September 30, 2022.


November 12, 2020

DOS updated its announcement and FAQs on the phased resumption of visa services, noting that it will resume routine visa services on a post-by-post basis, but is unable to provide a specific date for when each mission will resume specific visa services, or when each mission will return to processing at pre-COVID levels.

DOS also announced that it has extended the validity of Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fees until December 31, 2021, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment due to the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the fee they already paid.


July 14, 2020

DOS announced that it will resume routine visa services on a post-by-post basis, but is unable to provide a specific date for when each mission will resume specific visa services, or when each mission will return to processing at pre-COVID levels. DOS also provided an FAQ on resumption of services.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20071435.