Updated 03/02/2021 1:14 PM
When the coronavirus quarantine began, in March 2020, the procedures to manage
tourism and business visas (B1 / B2)
that allow Argentines to enter the United States
This Tuesday, the Press Office of the United States Embassy in Argentina confirmed to
the restart of visa renewal in some cases: "As of March 1, the consular section began to process
scheduled appointments for visa renewals and of cases that do not require interviews
at the Applicant Service Center (CAS).
"Due to the nature of the pandemic and to ensure the safety of our employees and the public, the CAS is operating with reduced capacity," it was clarified.
Important information about #Visas:
The Consular Section has begun to process scheduled visa renewal appointments at the Applicant Service Center (CAS).
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Although so far the renewals will be carried out for
those who have had their visa expired for less than a year
, those who meet these requirements to schedule an appointment for renewal, must enter the website: https://ais.usvisa-info.com / en-ar / niv.
Over time and as conditions change, new appointments for renewals will be added.
To see changes made to scheduled appointments, you must
have a registered account and have a scheduled appointment
, if a person has to travel immediately, they must follow the steps indicated in the Advance Appointments section to request an emergency appointment 20 days before the travel date, not before.
Among the "Frequently Asked Questions" on the web is "I need an appointment at an earlier date and there are no appointments available, what should I do?"
In that case, the Department of State website specifies: "To request an appointment for urgent processing, first schedule a normal appointment on the first available date. Then log in to your account, click 'Continue' and select 'Request processing Urgent 'and follow the instructions. Appointments for expedited processing will be granted at the sole discretion of the Consular Section. "
For example, cases of "death, serious illness or life-threatening accident of a direct relative that occurs in the United States" or "Urgent medical treatment for the applicant or for a minor child of the same", among others, will be taken into account. reasons.
As it will be recalled, in March 2020 the State Department had suspended the routine visa service worldwide as a preventive measure against the coronavirus outbreak.
Since then, the United States Embassy in Argentina has maintained a service to consider emergency cases.
And by the end of August, it had resumed processing student visas (F, M, and J).
At the time, the Embassy also reported that it was aware that many visa applicants had paid the visa fee and were waiting to schedule their appointments.
In that sense, it announced that it will extend the validity period of the payment of the fee (known as
) until December 31, 2021, so that those applicants who could not schedule their appointments -due to the suspension of routine consular operations - They can schedule and / or show up for their appointment with the fee they have already paid.
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