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 email@example.com.
Please send the payment instructions and your proof of payment so we can allow you to schedule an appointment.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Information on ESTA for Polish Citizens
7 November, 2019
Polish citizens will have access to ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) and the U.S. Visa Waiver Program beginning on November 11, 2019.
For additional information on the Visa Waiver Program, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html.
Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports
12 June, 2019
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: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/presidential-proclamation-archive/2017-12-04-Presidential-Proclamation.html.
NOTICE TO VISA APPLICANTS COMING TO THE CONSULATE
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.
Attention: Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in People's’ Republic of China passports
28 November, 2016
As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
EVUS enrollment is available at www.EVUS.gov. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at www.cbp.gov/EVUS.