US Embassy assures resumption of travel visa appointments will be gradual

The Charge d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic Robert Thomas, assured, without giving a fixed date, that it is among his priorities Resume the travel visa application process for first-time applicants.

However, he said, it will be a gradual process.

Currently, travel visa application appointments are available for March 2023, and recently, the US consulate recommended not to fill out more applications until further notice.

The statements of the charge d’affaires were offered during the Thanksgiving event held this Tuesday by the American Chamber of Commerce of the DR (Amchard), where he was questioned on various topics, such as the Haitian crisis, corruption, Dominican-American relations , and the investments that your country has made in the DR.

Some users with pending appointments since 2020, assured Diario Libre that they have received appointments cancellation emails, for which they have been forced to reschedule them, while the payment of the $ 160 remains retroactive until 2023.

Thomas, stated that after the reduction of services due to the COVID-19, the United States consulate resumed applications for immigrant visas, study, work and renewal visas B1 and B2, which do not require a face-to-face appointment to be able to renew.

Appointments for emergency visas, and services to citizens and residents of the United States remain active.

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