Public Messaging on Visa Services

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates have canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020, but will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as resources and local conditions allow. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. Please see these notices which contain detailed information about the current status of visa services worldwide and visa restrictions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic:

Student Visa Services

The Embassy continues to process all cases eligible for an interview waiver.  The Embassy is now processing a limited number of student visas. If you are a returning student studying virtually or in-person, or if you are a new student beginning a program with an in-person component, you may now book an appointment online.

Due to the severely limited ability to provide interviews for F, M, and J visa categories, we are only able to interview residents of Bahrain.  You must bring your CPR card to your student visa interview to show proof of residency.