Special Information for Syrian Applicants

Special Instructions for Syrian Applicants 

President Biden rescinded Presidential Proclamation (PP) 10014, entitled “Proclamation Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak,” on February 24, 2021.  Immigrant visa applicants, who had been affected by these proclamations, should review the instructions found here.

If you live in Syria and already had an interview in the PP 10014-affected visa categories (IR5 and all F visa categories) we will contact you with instructions to continue processing your case.  Many applicants in this category will qualify to get a new medical exam in Lebanon thereby eliminating the need to travel to Jordan.  We will send instructions about this option when we contact you.

If you live in Syria and your interview was cancelled in March or April 2020, please contact us at AmmanImmigrantVisa@sate.gov before you arrange your travel to Jordan for an interview.  We will provide you a letter with an appointment date and time.  We cannot accommodate last-minute appointments.

If you previously received a visa and it expired before you could travel to the United States, you may be eligible to receive a new visa upon receipt of updated documents and fees.  Please contact us at AmmanImmigrantVisa@state.gov so we can assess your case and provide instructions.

For all applicants whose cases are documentarily qualified and are pending an appointment date from the National Visa Center (NVC) and Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), you will receive your appointment date on a first-in, first-out basis.  There are backlogs in every visa category.  If you have a serious medical emergency you may contact NVC directly to request an expedited appointment.

We will resume regular visa services for applicants located in Syria as soon as airlines resume normal travel options and the Government of Jordan resumes normal entry procedures into Jordan.   Until that time, applicants may encounter difficulties- including denial of boarding in Damascus or Beirut and denial of entry into Jordan.  In addition to air travel restrictions, we cannot assist visa applicants attempting to enter Jordan through land border crossings.

Quarantine policies in Jordan for incoming travelers also continue to change and will remain somewhat unpredictable for the foreseeable future.  Quarantine policies depend on COVID-19 situation in the country of origin, country of transit, and the Jordanian capacity to mitigate COVID-19.  The quarantine factor impacts our ability to schedule cases and applicants’ abilities to schedule their medical exams in Jordan.

If you would like to have your case processed at another embassy or consulate, you may request a transfer to that location. Please contact that embassy or consulate directly with your request. If they agree to process your case, they will officially request it from Amman.  Please consider that other embassies may be facing similar restrictions and other countries may have additional travel, quarantine, or COVID-19 test policies that could change at any moment.

Please continue to check this website for updates. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please send us an email at AmmanImmigrantVisa@state.gov. (Please note, this address is applicants residing in Syria only. All other applicants should use support-jordan@ustraveldocs.gov)