Urgent Information For Visa Applicants Regarding Novel Coronavirus
Presidential Proclamations on Novel Coronavirus: Entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within the following list of countries within 14 days prior preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996 and 10041, the Presidential Proclamation issued on January 25:
- South Africa;
- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe;
- The Republic of Ireland;
- The 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland);
- The Islamic Republic of Iran;
- The People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
There are certain exceptions to the suspension of entry, including exceptions for U.S. lawful permanent residents and certain family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, among other exceptions listed in the proclamations. If you reside in, have traveled recently to, or intend to transit or travel the above list of countries prior to your planned trip to the United States, we recommend you postpone your visa interview appointment until 14 days subsequent to your departure from the subject country(ries). Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.
Please visit the following link for additional information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/presidential-proclamation-coronavirus.html
Shtrirja e Vlefshmërisë së Tarifës së Vizës
Departamenti i Shtetit të U.S, e kupton se një numër i madh aplikuesish/esh për viza e kanë bërë pagesën për procedimin e aplikimit të vizës dhe janë ende duke pritur për të lënë orarin për këtë gjë. Ne po punojmë me dedikim për të rinisur të gjitha proceset e veprimit me vizat, sa më shpejt dhe në mënyrë sa më të sigurt që të jetë e mundur. Ndërkohë, rrini të qetë se Misioni i U.S do të rrisë kohën e vlefshmërisë së pagesës suaj (të njohur si pgesa MRV) deri më 30 Shtator, 2022. Kjo me qëllim për t'u dhënë mundësinë të gjithë aplikantëve/eve, të cilët/cilat nuk mundën të lenë një takim për vizën, si rrjedhojë e ndërprerjes së veprimeve rutinë konsulore, të lenë një orar dhe/ose një takim për vizë me pagesën tashmë të kryer. Lutemi të vazhdoni të monitoroni këtë adresë për informacion lidhur me kohën kur do t'u rikthehemi veprimeve rutinë për vizat.
U.S. Visa and Travel Updates
For the latest information from the U.S. Department of State regarding visa issues and travel to the United States, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news.html.
CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States
Effective January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test (a viral detection test for SARS-CoV- 2 approved or authorized by the relevant national authority), taken within 72 hours of departure. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. This requirement is separate from the visa application process. All Presidential Proclamations restricting travel due to COVID-19 remain in place, and continue to apply to subject potential travelers regardless of their test results or vaccination status. Travelers holding a National Interest Exception also remain subject to all applicable pre-departure testing requirements.
For additional information on this requirement, please visit:
Rescission of Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983
On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed a Presidential Proclamation titled "Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to the United States." This proclamation ends the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983 that had suspended entry into the United States of certain nationals, based on visa type, from Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Venezuela, and Yemen. Please visit the link for additional information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/rescission-of-presidential-proclamations-9645-and-9983.html