Urgent Message for Visa Applicants

In addition to the information below, please also see the Embassy’s Covid-19 page for further information:

COVID-19 https://eg.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

March 13, 2020

Urgent Message for Visa Applicants:

Based on U.S. and Government of Egypt recommendations to avoid large gatherings and observe social distancing, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt is postponing nonimmigrant visa appointments scheduled during the period March 15th to April 9th. Please do not come to the Embassy. Go to ustraveldocs.com and use your profile to reschedule. There is no fee to reschedule appointments and visa application fees are valid for one year. Already scheduled emergency appointments are not postponed.

The embassy will continue to process visas for applicants in serious medical and humanitarian situations. Applicants with serious medical and humanitarian situations may request an emergency appointment through www.ustraveldocs.com. Requests will be reviewed by a consular officer.

Interview waiver applications are not affected. The Embassy has expanded the interview waiver program to include applicants over 80 years old and most applicants under 14 years old. Note that processing times for interview waiver cases may range from 3-6 weeks. Please visit www.ustraveldocs.com for more information.

Immigrant visa processing is not affected at this time.