Potential temporary issue regarding the reconciliation of your payment

27 December, 2019

We are potentially experiencing a temporary issue in the processing of visa fee payments from Monday December 16.

We advise applicants who paid their visa fee on Monday December 16 and are still unable to schedule an appointment after 3 days to contact us at

Please send the payment instructions and your proof of payment so we can allow you to schedule an appointment.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Attention IV and DV Applicants

1 November, 2019

To learn more about the Presidential Proclamation on Health Care and how it may impact your immigrant visa application, please click here.

Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports

12 June, 2019

As of June 7, 2019 the Department of State recognizes that previously issued Venezuelan passports and “prorrogas” have been extended by decree of interim Venezuelan President Guaido for an additional five years past their printed date of expiration. Passports rendered valid by this decree will be accepted for visa and other consular services.

Attention IV Applicants

11 April, 2019

Please note our new requirement that all Affadavits of Support for immigrant visas must be accompanied by the US sponsors most recent IRS federal tax return transcript. IRS tax transcripts are available online here: Failure to present the sponsors most recent IRS federal tax transcript at the interview will result in processing delays for your case.

Supreme Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (December 4, 2017)

11 December, 2017

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link:


4 December, 2017

As of January 2, 2018 visa applicants in Kinshasa will no longer be authorized to bring their cell phones, tablets, or laptops into the Consular waiting room, nor will we have anywhere for the applicants to store their electronics.