DOS Practice Alert: Temporary Closure of Tel-Aviv Consular Section

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tel-Aviv, Israel will be closed to the public for renovations from February 17 through March 18, 2011. According to the Embassy, no visa interviews will be conducted except in life-and-death emergency cases. Petition-based workers, students, and all other Israelis who may need to travel to the U.S. in the coming months – and in particular for the Passover holidays in April - are strongly encouraged to apply for visas well in advance.

About the Rome District Chapter (RDC): We are the chapter of AILA members practicing in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Comprising nearly 200 active practitioners, our chapter places special focus on consular processing and global visa issues. All AILA members interested in these issues are welcome to join the RDC, regardless of geographic location; for more information, contact

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 11012663.