The decision was made against the background of a coronavirus outbreak.
The US State Department has decided to suspend the issuance of tourist and immigration visas due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, according to the official representative of the American Foreign Ministry, Vanessa Acker, the US diplomatic missions abroad will continue to provide services for issuing urgent visas and that services for US citizens will continue to be available. It is difficult to say when visa issuance will resume.
“The State Department has decided to stop temporarily the process of issuing visas, immigration and non-immigration. When the situation (with the new coronavirus) is resolved, the American embassies and consulates will work as before. It should be noted that if there is an urgent situation where there is a need to go to the United States, if a person needs a visa, you can call and contact the Embassy,”- said the official representative of the State Department Vanessa Acker.