Student Visa Update

Embassy Spokesperson Dan Mangis provides an update on appointments for student visas, as we continue to face a global backlog in all visa processing due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most U.S. colleges and universities are starting their fall terms soon, so although our visa services remain very limited, we are prioritizing students.  Students applying for visas should 1) check your U.S. school’s policy on late arrivals, so you know the latest date on which you can start school.  2) Keep checking our website at for available appointments and take any available appointment.  If the appointment is after your preferred date, you can request an emergency appointment, by following the instructions on our web site.  If there are no appointments available, send us an email at including details about your study and start date and ask to be added to our waiting list.  3) Be prepared to attend any appointment you are offered, even if it is the next day.