November 1, 2017

American Visa Service will be closed the following days for the remainder of 2017: November 10 for Veterans Day, November 23 & 24 for Thanksgiving, December 25 & 26 for Christmas.  

Turkey has stopped issuing visas to all US Passport holder, effective immediately and for an unknown period. This is due to the diplomatic strains between the countries.

India is now shipping all completed visas directly back to the applicant based on the address given on the application. Please see our India page for more information.

China is requiring that certain applicants appear in-person at the Consulate for finger-printing. If you have any criminal background or are applying for an X1 (long-term student), Q1, Z, F, or S1 visa, you will need to submit your application in-person.

The US State Department is starting to enforce what have been long-standing Passport photo requirements. Photos must be on a white background and the size of the facial image, from top of the head to chin must be 1-inch to 1 & 3/8 inches. See the  after the photo requirements on our Passport Pages.



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