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Discontinuance of Visa Issuance Under INA 243(d)

Posted By: Xiaoyu Yin    Published: Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017

On September 12, 2017, the Department of State announced in a press briefing that it had received instructions from the Department of Homeland Security to halt visa processing under INA 243(d) in the following four countries, in the following ways, effective September 13, 2017:

Cambodia The U.S. embassy in Cambodia has discontinued the issuance of B visas for visitors for business or pleasure (B-1 and B-2) for Cambodian ministry of foreign affairs employees with the rank of director general and above and their families only. B visas for other individuals are not affected in Cambodia.

Eritrea - The U.S. embassy in Eritrea has discontinued the issuance of all B visas, both B-1 and B-2, for all applicants.

Guinea - the United States embassy in Guinea has discontinued the issuance of B, F, J, and M visas to Guinea government officials and their immediate family members. B, F, J, and M visas for other individuals are not affected in Guinea.

Sierra Leone  - The United States embassy in Sierra Leone, has discontinued the issuance of B visas to Sierra Leone ministry of foreign affairs officials and immigration officials. B visas for other individuals are not affected in Sierra Leone.

For detials on this matter, visit: Discontinuance of Visa Issuance Under INA 243(d)

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