Urgent Message: Per U.S. Presidential Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017

Urgent Message

January 31, 2017

Per U.S. Presidential Executive Order signed on January 27, 2017, visa issuance to aliens from the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification. If you are a national, or dual national, of one of these countries, please do not schedule a visa appointment or pay any visa fees at this time. If you already have an appointment scheduled, please DO NOT ATTEND your appointment as the US Department of State will not be able to proceed with your visa interview.


  • NATO: Please note that certain travel for official governmental purposes, related to official business at or on behalf of designated international organizations, on behalf of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or by certain officials is not subject to this suspension.
  • Dual Nationals: Dual nationals with a valid passport issued by any country not restricted under the Executive Order may schedule appointments and apply for visas. U.S. embassies and consulates will process visa applications and issue visas to otherwise eligible applicants who apply with a passport from an unrestricted country, even if they hold dual nationality from a restricted country. Those who qualify for visas will be permitted to travel to and apply for admission to the United States.
  • Landed Immigrants of Canada: Landed immigrants of Canada (not including refugees) who hold passports of a restricted country can apply for an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa to the United States, if the individual presents that passport, and proof of landed immigrant status, to a consular officer. These applications shall be made at a U.S. consular section in Canada.

If you are unable to cancel your own appointment, please contact CSRAs call center for assistance. Please note, CSRAs call center agents can only assist with cancellation of existing appointments, our agents cannot issue refunds or answer policy related questions regarding this order. Please direct all technical, support, and refund related questions via email to coves+nbr@visaops.net.

Please continue to monitor https://travel.state.gov and http://usvisa-info.com for further updates.