Visa Appointments at U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India Cancelled
On March 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of State announced on its website that the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India are cancelling all visa appointments scheduled on or after March 16, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of State has not provided a date by when they expect to resume regular consular operations.
Who is Impacted?
Any foreign nationals who have scheduled, or are in the process of scheduling, a visa appointment at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in India.
Do Cancellations Apply to Both Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments?
Yes, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India are cancelling all nonimmigrant and immigrant visa appointments scheduled on or after March 16, 2020.
Will the Embassy Contact Each Visa Applicant with a New Appointment Date?
No, it will be the visa applicant’s responsibility to monitor the website of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India to find out when appointments will be made available again and schedule a new one.
If you are currently in India and had a U.S. visa appointment scheduled on or after March 16, 2020, please contact your Gibney representative immediately.
Foreign nationals who are in the U.S. and are planning on visiting India in the near future should contact their Gibney representative to discuss travel risks and visa/status renewal or extension options. If travel or visa appointments were cancelled, please be sure to notify your Gibney representative to ensure no other action is needed to maintain valid status in the U.S.
Background Information and Resources
More information on the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India and their operations is available here.
If you have any questions about this alert, please contact your Gibney representative or email email@example.com.
The general information provided is not intended to serve as a source of legal advice for any purpose. Please contact your designated Gibney representative or immigration counsel for specific legal advice.