U.S. Embassy Kabul has resumed immigrant visa interviews. The initial phase will involve rescheduling applicants who had their interviews postponed to mitigate elevated COVID risk.
Once this phase is complete, the Consular Section, in coordination with the National Visa Center, will resume scheduling new immigrant visa appointments for applications that are documentarily complete. The Consular Section will schedule applicants in the order that they became documentarily complete and will not have capacity for expedited appointments. Applicants do not need to contact the Embassy; they will be notified directly with their appointment information.
Due to ongoing COVID-mitigation measures, the Embassy will have a reduced appointment capacity. The health and safety of applicants and staff will be the first priority as the Consular Section resumes visa interviews. Applicants may face future cancellations of appointments and significant delays in scheduling.
Nonimmigrant visa interviews remain suspended.