January 2024 Update: Discover the Operational Status of U.S. Visa Services Across Countries.

The global impact of the coronavirus pandemic led to the temporary suspension of U.S. visa services worldwide. With the easing of restrictions, several U.S. embassies and consulates have resumed processing both immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. Here’s a snapshot of the current visa services status in various countries:

U.S. Embassy Manila has resumed all routine visa services, with extended wait times for certain visa classes.

Non-immigrant visas are currently being processed, albeit with longer wait times. Applicants may apply for an interview waiver, and non-resident applicants face appointment restrictions.

United Kingdom:
Routine visa services have resumed in the U.K., but appointments are limited, resulting in a backlog of applicants.

Reduced services for both immigrant and non-immigrant visas are in effect. Expedited non-immigrant visa requests are accepted for emergencies.

Dominican Republic:
Interviews for all categories of immigrant visas have resumed, and routine work and student visa services are limited.

Routine nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services have resumed, but longer wait times are expected due to backlogs.

U.S. Embassy in Khartoum has suspended operations due to escalating violence. Guidance on leaving the country is provided.

Routine nonimmigrant visa appointments have resumed, and national interest exceptions are no longer required for entry.

Full immigrant visa processing has resumed in Havana, with limited emergency nonimmigrant visa services.

Limited nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services are offered, with nonimmigrant visa renewals processed without interviews in certain cases.

Routine nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services have resumed at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá.

The U.S. Consulate in Mumbai has reopened all immigrant visa services, while routine nonimmigrant services remain limited at other locations.

Routine consular services have resumed at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and Consulates in Guangzhou and Shenyang.

Consular services at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv are suspended, and Consulate General Frankfurt is designated as the primary processing location.

U.S. Embassy in Moscow has suspended immigrant visa services, with alternative processing centers designated for specific visa categories.

Visa services vary by city, with most nonimmigrant visa services and U.S. citizen services resumed.

All visa services have resumed at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, with a gradual resumption of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa interviews.

Immigrant visa services are offered in all categories, and limited appointments for nonimmigrant visa categories have resumed, with some applicants eligible for interview waivers.


Source: Boundless