In early February, U.S. Embassy Kabul will begin a phased resumption of immigrant visa interviews.  The initial phase will involve rescheduling applicants who had their interviews canceled due to the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section halting in-person appearances because of COVID.  Once this phase is complete, the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section, in coordination with the National Visa Center, will resume scheduling new immigrant visa appointments for applications that are documentarily complete. The Consular Section will schedule applicants in the order that they became documentarily qualified and will not have capacity for expedited appointments.

Due to ongoing COVID-mitigation measures, the Embassy will have a reduced appointment capacity.  The health and safety of applicants and staff will be the first priority as the Consular Section resumes visa interviews and may require future cancellations or reductions in appointments.  Applicants with a pending appointment or with a case that is ready for scheduling may still face significant delays.

Nonimmigrant visa interviews remain suspended due to COVID.

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