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Routine Visa Operations Remain Suspended; Limited Student Visa Services Resume
Routine visa operations remain suspended at U.S. Embassy Santiago. We will resume routine visa operations as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. As of August 10, 2020, the United States Embassy in Chile is resuming processing for certain nonimmigrant visa classes, to include: F1, M1, and J1 visa classes not subject to Presidential Proclamation 10052. To qualify for an interview, students must be enrolled in a full course of study other than English as a Second Language (ESL) and designated to start Fall semester 2020 in the United States. While the Embassy aims to process student visa cases as soon as practicable, there is likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment.
Applicants for categories of visas subject to suspension by Presidential Proclamation 10052 should only request an appointment if they have reason to believe they may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Proclamation here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-aliens-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-following-coronavirus-outbreak/.
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