Restriction of Public Services - 21 to 28 January

8 January, 2020

Consular Affairs Lisbon will restrict public services from 21 January through 28 January due to construction.

The Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) Unit will not conduct any interviews, even for expedited cases. However, NIV will continue to process interview waiver cases and diplomatic visas that do not require an in-person interview.

All Consular services will resume on Wednesday, 29 January.

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: