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Important Notice
November 12, 2021

Travelers planning to renew their visas over the holiday period should check our appointment schedule. If you depart the United States, you may not be able to interview according to your desired timeline. We do not consider routine travel requests to resume or begin work or school in the United States as qualifying for an expedited or emergency appointment.  You may be eligible to apply for a U.S. visa without an interview based on your age, or if you are renewing a prior U.S. visa that expired less than 48 months ago (see the eligibility requirements here).  

If you need to extend or change your status while in the United States, please see https://www.uscis.gov/i-539. 

Please also see the new travel policy requiring foreign nationals traveling to the United States to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will took effect November 8. Additional information can be found here.