US Embassy Services Still Closed


Staff member
Jan 9, 2009
Playa Najayo & South Jersey
American embassy services will continue to be closed

The United States embassy in the country reported that its facilities will continue to be closed, with routine services suspended, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He said that the suspension of services includes the Visa Assistance Center (Vac), which operates in the capital in Gallery 360. So far, the diplomatic legation has no reopening date for offering such services.

Consular services have been suspended since Monday, March 16, including routine appointments of immigrant and non-immigrant visas.

The embassy said routine visa services will be resumed as soon as possible, but cannot yet provide a specific date.

The machine readable visa (MRV) fee is valid and can be used for a visa application in the country in which it was acquired within one year from the date of payment.

If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, follow the guidance provided at to request an emergency appointment.



Jul 7, 2016
regarding passport renawals and apps (usa) the state dept advises to expect possibility of 'several months delay' at this time