Department of State Provides Updates on Phased Resumption of Visa Services

DOS updated its announcement and FAQs on the phased resumption of visa services, noting that resumption would occur on a post-by-post basis, but there are no specific dates for each mission.

DOS has also extended the validity of Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fees to September 30, 2022, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment due to the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the fee they already paid.

DOS announced that it has extended its policy to expand interview waiver eligibility for individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa in the same classification until March 31, 2021. Applicants whose nonimmigrant visas expired within 24 months are eligible.

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