July 22

Which U.S. Consulates Are Now Open?

Many people have been in touch with OnlineVisas to ask “Which U.S. Consulates are now open?”, “When will U.S. Consulates reopen?” or “Do you know the opening dates for U.S. Consulates?”

Are you confused about which U.S. consulates are now open? OnlineVisas CEO and Lead Attorney talks about the reopening of U.S. Consulates around the world.

A large number of U.S. consulates have been closed during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. If you are confused about whether you will be able to get an appointment to have your visa stamped at a consulate, watch the video for all the details, including the current status of travel into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico after the suspension of routine visa services announcement.

We have heard news direct from some of our clients about which U.S. Consulates are now open. Some have been able to get consulate appointments in Japan, New Zealand, and also the Netherlands. Wuhan in China and Vietnam also have consulates that are open for appointments.

To get a U.S. visa stamped at a consulate, you will typically need to make an appointment using the form DS-160. Many visa types will require approval in advance, but others (such as B-1 business visitor visa and the B-2 pleasure visitor visa) can be obtained at the time of your visit into the United States.


About the author: Jon Velie has practiced Immigration law since 1993. He is CEO of OnlineVisas

Jon is an Amazon number one best-selling author of H-1B Visa: Application & Approval, is regularly covered by major media and has won a number of international awards. Jon was also pivotal in the Cherokee Freedmen Supreme Court case.


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