U.S. Embassy in Bogota Begins Processing Venezuelan Immigrant Visas
On February 26, 2019, the Department of State (DOS) announced that the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela has suspended routine visa services. Nonimmigrant visa applications must now be submitted at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside of Venezuela. Further, DOS also announced that the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia has now been designated as the primary site to process Immigrant Visas (IV) for residents of Venezuela. The National Visa Center (NVC) will send appointment notices for all future visa interviews at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota.
According to the DOS, NVC will work with the U.S. Embassy in Bogota to schedule IV appointments. However, DOS did indicate that they cannot predict when an interview appointment will actually be made available and has requested that if affected individuals have yet to receive an NVC appointment notice to please refrain from contacting the U.S. Embassy in Bogota or Caracas directly, as they do not yet have the individual’s case. Our office will continue to monitor this transition closely and will provide updates as soon as they are made available.
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