11 July 2021 – 10:12 p. I am.
The US Embassy in Bogot has announced that it will open a number of non-immigrant visa appointments on its social media.
Due to the Govt-19 epidemic, the US embassy in Bogota has suspended regular visa applications since March 2020. Many stayed in the middle of the process, others were already paid, and still others were waiting for their appointments to be changed.
Last Wednesday, July 7, the United States Embassy announced on its Twitter account: “The Embassy will open a new number of new nonimmigrant visa appointments as permitted by local conditions and biosafety standards. Those wishing to schedule or review the appointment should check the availability on our website. ”
The Embassy Division will open a limited number of new nonimmigrant visa appointments permitted by local conditions and biosecurity standards. Those wishing to schedule or review the appointment should check the availability on our website. pic.twitter.com/zMvFDMNugs
– US Embassy in Bogota (@USEmbassyBogota) July 7, 2021
The embassy tells visitors to wait to continue their process Visa information page And appointment procedure for information on how to apply for a nonimmigrant visa. They make it clear: “We do not have an estimated date for when regular visa services can begin.”
However, this tweet excited many Colombians and entered the stumble page on an issue: the appointment planning system is only available from 2023 onwards. (Here you can often approach doubts)
You may be interested in: People looking for a tourist visa to the United States were due to begin the process in April
If you check that page, “Due to the Govt-19 epidemic, the US embassy in Bogot continues without the possibility of resuming normal visa operations. We will try to do this soon, but we cannot give a specific date at this time. If you regularly appoint a nonimmigrant visa for a future date, it may be revoked if the conditions in Colombia do not allow us to provide those services at that time. If your appointment is canceled you will be notified by email and you will have the opportunity to reconsider it. “
What are nonimmigrant visas?
The Embassy Division of the United States Embassy in Bogot processes non-immigrant visas for temporary travel for tourism, business, exploration and exchange programs, work and other purposes.
The same page states that visa processing is still low. He clarifies: “We approve requests for emergency appointments for Colombians and Venezuelans, and allow important appointments in planning visa categories, such as local conditions, resources and security measures.”
You may be interested in: US Visa Lottery 2022
What are visas? “These categories include a limited number of appointments for students (F & M), transfer visitors (J) and petition-based employment visas, as well as emergency travel or visitor visas for urgent purposes. If you have an emergency trip, you will be redirected to this page. You can request to follow Emergency appointment.
Should I schedule an interview?
If you already have a fully valid visa type B1 / B2, C1 / D, D, F, H, J, L (no blanket) M, O or P still valid or expired 48 months ago, be eligible to renew your visa without interview.
For F or M student visas, you must continue at the same institution or enter another institution in the same academic year. In the case of J visas, you must return to the same transfer plan as your previous J visa.
Applicants under the age of 14 or over the age of 79 may be eligible for an interview discount. Your eligibility will be determined during your application. To start the process, click Here Follow the steps to apply for a US visa.
The State Department has announced that nonimmigrant visa payments (known as MRV fees) will be extended until September 30, 2022, to allow all applicants who are unable to schedule an appointment for a visa as a result of the suspension of the regular embassy. Activities, the opportunity to schedule and / or attend an appointment with a fee they have already made.
Edit Here Current rates.