Update: Student Visa Processing

Due to ongoing precautions against COVID-19, the Consular Section remains closed for non-immigrant visa interviews, and it is not clear when we will return to normal operations. Accordingly, if you are renewing a visa in the F1 and F2 categories, and the visa is valid or expired within the last 12 months, we encourage you to …

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Press Release: Update On Visa Operations

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide beginning March 20, 2020, and that suspension continues at this time. The U.S. Mission to South Africa will resume routine visa services as soon as possible, but is unable to provide a specific date at this time. Please …

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Cancellation of Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments from March 16, 2020 until May 31, 2020.

The U.S. Mission in South Africa, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, is cancelling most nonimmigrant visa appointments from March 16, 2020 until May 31, 2020. This action does not apply to diplomatic/official visa application or to immigrant visa applications.   If you had a nonimmigrant visa appointment scheduled March 16, 2020 – May …

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