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Egypt Consular Services Update Announcement for March 2011

Due to security concerns, all visa services at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo are suspended until further notice. The Embassy regrets any inconvenience this temporary suspension may cause for persons wishing to visit or immigrate to the United States. The Embassy will resume visa operations as circumstances permit. Non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications of persons interviewed through January 27, 2011 are being processed normally. Applicants in this category with pending cases should check the Embassy’s website at for information on the status of their cases. All visas issued are returned to applicants via DHL courier service. Delivery status may be tracked at .

Applicants who need to travel to the United States before resumption of full visa services in Cairo may apply for a non-immigrant visa at any U.S. embassy or consulate outside Egypt. Information on the requirements and the locations of U.S. embassies and consulates is available at

The Embassy plans to resume limited processing of immigrant visas (IV) for the spouses and children of U.S. citizens soon. The Embassy will contact applicants in these categories with previously scheduled interviews for rescheduling.

December 2023