Announcements

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.

Prohibited Items At The Embassy

12 March, 2018

All Embassy visitors and their personal belongings must pass through security screening before entering the buildings. For reasons of safety and security, visitors may not bring the items below into any Embassy facility. These regulations apply to all visitors including those seeking Consular Services.

**IMPORTANT NOTE -- As of 2 April 2018, the Embassy will no longer store any items. Visitors should leave prohibited items at home or make alternate arrangements for the items secure storage**

The following items are NOT permitted and will not be stored by Embassy personnel:

  • Cellphones, computers, and other electronic devices including fitness trackers
  • Media devices such as CDs, thumb drives, SD cards, headphones, and speakers
  • Cameras or video equipment
  • Flashlights
  • Lighters and matches

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.