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COVID-19: DOS informs medical professionals of continuing ability to request visa appointments

  1. Date Announced

    March 26, 2020

    COVID-19: Department of State informs foreign medical professionals that, despite the worldwide suspension of routine visa services, applicants may continue to seek immigrant and nonimmigant visa appointments; individuals already in the United States may seek program extensions. [ID #593]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    March 26, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    April 8, 2020

    COVID-19: On April 8, 2020, DOS updates this announcement by specifying that medical professionals with approved non-immigrant or immigrant visa petitions (e.g., I-129 or I-140s with current priority dates) or with a certificate of eligibility in an approved exchange visitor program (DS-2019) should request an emergency visa appointment from their nearest consulate or embassy.

    Update on Visas for Medical Professionals

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