Posted on: Dec 03, 2021


US Department of State provides update on Immigrant Visa Prioritization

Good news to all of our nurses waiting for their embassy interviews! 

The U.S Department of State (DOS) recently announced that it has rescinded its November 2020 guidance for the prioritization of consular services with immediate effect. 

What this means: 

U.S Embassies and Consulates now have the ability to determine how exactly they will prioritize visa appointments, and no longer have to prioritize immigrant visas over non-immigrant visas.

According to the U.S Department of State– “As worldwide restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic begin to ease, and in line with the President’s proclamation regarding the safe resumption of international travel, the Bureau of Consular Affairs will focus on reducing wait times for all consular services at our embassies and consulates overseas.”

The DOS then goes on to state- “Embassies and consulates have broad discretion to determine how to prioritize visa appointments among the range of visa classes as safely as possible, subject to local conditions and restrictions.” 

For more information CLICK HERE

Vaccination Requirements:

Effective October 1, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all immigrant visa applicants are to be fully vaccinated against  COVID-19 at the time of their medical exam prior to being issued a visa. 

Blanket waivers for the COVID vaccination will be applied in countries where the vaccine is not routinely available or when the vaccine is not age appropriate. The DOS encourages all immigrant visa applicants to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible to not experience delays in their visa processing.

For more information CLICK HERE

As your immigration applications are our priority, we will be sure to keep you updated on any breaking news relating to immigration, visa applications, and embassy interviews. 

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