Local Requirements: In accordance with local guidelines, all visitors to the U.S. Embassy for any consular services must wear a face mask. Individuals without a face mask will not be permitted to enter the U.S. Embassy and will have to reschedule their appointment.
The U.S. Embassy in Armenia has not resumed routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. Applicants will be contacted directly by the Embassy if a case is able to be scheduled for interview. Cases previously interviewed will be reviewed and processed as resources allow.
Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052: On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. The proclamation extends the suspension of entry for certain immigrants (Presidential Proclamation 10014) and suspends the entry of certain nonimmigrants through December 31, 2020, unless extended by the President. U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and certain family members of U.S. citizens and others are not subject to the proclamation. These proclamations do not apply to persons who held a valid U.S. immigrant visa issued prior to 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on April 23, 2020 or a nonimmigrant visa issued prior to 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 24, 2020. The proclamations are not retroactive and no valid visas will be revoked under these proclamations. The full text of the Presidential Proclamations is available on the White House website at:
Applicants for H1B, H2B, H4, L and certain J categories covered by Presidential Proclamation 10052 should request an appointment only if you have reason to believe you may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Proclamation here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-aliens-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-following-coronavirus-outbreak/.
Additional information on National Interest Exceptions to Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052 can be found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/exceptions-to-p-p-10014-10052-suspending-entry-of-immigrants-non-immigrants-presenting-risk-to-us-labor-market-during-economic-recovery.html.
Presidential Proclamations on Novel Coronavirus: Entry of foreign nationals who were physically present within the following list of countries within 14 days preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996 and 10041:
- The People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.
- The Islamic Republic of Iran;
- The 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Area (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland);
- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe;
- The Republic of Ireland;
There are certain exceptions to the suspension of entry, including exceptions for U.S. lawful permanent residents and certain family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. Additional information on National Interest Exceptions for certain travelers from the Schengen Area, United Kingdom, and Ireland can be found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/national-interest-exceptions-from-certain-travelers-from-the-schengen-area-uk-and-ireland.html.
If you reside in, have traveled recently to, or intend to transit or travel any country under a Regional COVID-19 Presidential Proclamation, the Department of State strongly encourages you to postpone your visa interview appointment until 14 days subsequent to your departure from the subject country(ries). Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.
If you have not been outside of a proclamation country for at least 14 days prior to the interview, your application will be refused and visa issuance may be delayed until you can satisfy the Consular Officer that you have been and will not be in a proclamation country prior to visa issuance and onward travel to the United States.
Current Status of Visa Services: 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: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html.
What is a Visa?
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.
Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.
Note: U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.
For all inquiries regarding scheduling appointments, paying the MRV fee, submitting an application, or any other questions regarding non-immigrant visas please contact our contract service provider Global Support Services (GSS) by clicking here: English, Farsi, Armenian.
For all other inquiries please use the contact information below:
- U.S. citizen issues – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Non-immigrant visa inquiries – email@example.com
- Non-immigrant visa inquiries for Iranian nationals – IranNIVYerevan@state.gov
- Immigrant visa or adoption inquiries – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Immigrant visa inquiries for Iranian nationals – IranIVYerevan@state.gov
- If you have any information regarding fraudulent visa applications, please contact YerevanFPU@state.gov.
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Customer Service Statement
The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States. We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known. Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.
We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:
• We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
• We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
• We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
• We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
• We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
• We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
• We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on http://travel.state.gov.
• We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.
Furthermore, if you are a:
• Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
• Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
• Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.
At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:
• Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
• Complete your application fully and accurately.
• Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
• Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.