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Limited services in the Immigrant Visa Unit
March 8, 2021


The Immigrant Visa Unit has resumed limited immigrant visa operations.  While the appointment availability remains restricted by public health conditions, the Immigrant Visa Unit is currently scheduling visa appointments on a very limited basis in the following categories:

  • Adoptions: appointments for adopted children of U.S. Citizens
  • Spouses, children and parents of U.S. Citizens
  • Fiancées of U.S. Citizens
  • Applicants petitioned by U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPR) whose immigrant visa interviews were scheduled between March 16, 2020 and April 30, 2020, and subsequently canceled due to the closure of routine visa services on March 16, 2020.

Applicants covered under one of the categories mentioned above are responsible for monitoring the email addresses they have provided to NVC and/or the Immigrant Visa Unit for updates and scheduling purposes.  Applicants who fail to attend their scheduled interview should expect extended delays before an interview can be rescheduled.