Visa appointments are usually available much sooner in Jerusalem

22 January, 2020

Visa appointments are usually available much sooner in Jerusalem. Please check the appointment availability in Jerusalem before Tel Aviv. However, until February 28, 2020, applicants with mobility issues may have difficulty accessing the Jerusalem consular section because of construction projects.

Starting November 4, the parking lot at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will no longer be available to the public

16 October, 2019

Starting November 4, the parking lot at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will no longer be available to the public. Public parking in the surrounding area will continue to be available. If you choose to drive, please allow sufficient time to find parking and walk to the Embassy. You may also use public transportation, including buses or taxis. The following buses have stops near the U.S. Embassy:

Egged Bus 7-Alef
Egged Bus 78-Alef
Egged Bus 7
Egged Bus 78
South Bus 203
South Bus 204
South Bus 222
South Bus 224
South Bus 231

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.

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:


18 September, 2017

If you are an immigrant visa applicant or Green Card holder residing in Gaza and require a permit to attend an interview, please follow the following steps:

  1. Contact us via email at to receive an appointment letter.
  2. We will schedule your appointment and mail you an appointment letter to Gaza via courier. Your letter will arrive more than 60 days in advance of your proposed appointment to allow time for the permitting process.
  3. Immediately apply for your permit to leave Gaza through the District Coordination office (DCO). You should present the appointment letter issued by the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem as evidence of the date of your appointment.
  4. The Israeli authorities at Erez will provide a shuttle service on the date of your interview directly to the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem Consular Section at 14 David Flusser Street. Same-day return shuttle service is also provided.