US embassies and consulates operate in all parts of the world. Facilitates visa processing. Individuals who wish to go to the United States with an immigrant or non-immigrant visa must begin the process at the United States consulate in their country. However, sometimes due to natural disasters, wars or other reasons, embassies and consulates have to restrict their services or even go to them. There are some countries that receive limited visa service from US Embassies and consulates There are also some countries where visa services have been suspended. Also, there are countries that do not have American embassies or consulates.
Countries Where visa services are suspended
- Belarus – Minsk
- Eritrea – Asmara
- Libya, Tripoli
As mentioned above, US embassies and consulates have suspended visa services due to natural disasters and other reasons. Please note that US embassies and consulates closed for vacation or places where visa services are not available for a certain number of days are not listed here.
Although for this country, all visa services are suspended until further notice, the United States Embassy in Minsk handles visa processing for some non-immigrant visa applications that fall under the following classifications:
Visas: available exclusively to diplomats and government officials.
G visas: available to employees and representatives in international organizations
B visas – exclusively for relatives of Belarusian diplomats serving in Belarusian diplomatic missions in the United States
Family visas and medical emergencies that require immediate / urgent travel
Travel visas and programs sponsored by the United States government.
Visas for people over 70 years old. More detailed information can be obtained on the website of the United States Embassy in Minsk.
Individuals in Belarus applying for non-immigrant visas can apply in person at any US embassy or consulate where an appointment is scheduled. Recommended sites for residents of Belarus are:
Embassy of the United States in Moscow, Russia
Consulate General of the United States in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Embassy of the United States in Warsaw, Poland; Embassy of the United States in Kiev, Ukraine
Embassy of the United States in Vilnius, Lithuania
For detailed information, all non-resident applicants can visit the embassy or consulate website. If you need to schedule an interview, you can contact the US embassy or consulate directly where you would like to send a file. Also note that immigrant visa services for residents of Belarus are provided at the United States Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.
As is the case for residents of Belarus, although all visa services are suspended until there is an official notice, the United States Embassy in Asmara is open to processing some non-immigrant visa applications only for the specific categories that are listed below:
Visas: for diplomats and government officials
G Visas – for employees and representatives of international organizations
F Visas – for students
J visas – for exchange visitors
You can visit the website of the United States Embassy in Asmara for additional details. Similarly, non-immigrant visa applicants residing in Eritrea have the option of applying in person at any US embassy or consulate where an appointment has been scheduled, and the recommended locations are the US Embassy. In Cairo, Egypt, and the US Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. Please note that immigrant visa services for Eritrean residents are provided at the United States Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and at the United States Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.