IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION FOR ALL NON-IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICANTS IN VENEZUELA


Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:

Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone their appointments by at least 14 days. There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid. For questions about rescheduling a pending consular appointment, please send an email to support-venezuela@ustraveldocs.com for specific guidance. Information concerning rescheduling a pending consular appointment is also available at http://cdn.ustraveldocs.com/ve/ve-niv-appointmentschedule.asp.


Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation.  If you reside in China, have traveled to China recently, or intend to travel to China prior to your planned trip to the United States, we recommend you postpone your visa interview appointment until 14 days subsequent to your departure from China.


Routine visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas will be suspended effective January 24, 2019 until further notice.

Applicants for nonimmigrant visas may apply at any U.S. embassy or consulate. To submit a routine nonimmigrant visa application, please visit www.ustraveldocs.com or ais.usvisa-info.com to schedule an interview at any other U.S. embassy or consulate. Please note that nonimmigrant Machine Readable Visa (MRV) fees (also known as visa application fees) are generally non-refundable and non-transferable to another person or for use in another country. However, the MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in Caracas within one year of the date of payment.


The Consular Section is only providing emergency services for U.S. citizens. Immigrant visa applicants should contact BogotaIV@state.gov for additional instructions.  Nonimmigrant visa applicants can apply at any U.S. embassy or consulate in another country.


 

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link.