Covid 19 - Visa Services and Restrictions
In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Consulates in South Africa have canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of February 1, 2021, but will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as resources and local conditions allow. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased until September 30, 2022.
Please see these notices which contain detailed information about the current status of visa services worldwide and visa restrictions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news.html.
If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please review information at https://za.usembassy.gov/visas/ and follow the guidance provided at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-za/niv/information/faqs#need_earlier_appt to request an emergency appointment.