How to register travel with a us consulate

The United States Consulate General has not yet resumed routine visa processing but is able to resume certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services. While we aim to process cases as soon as practicable, there may be increased wait times for completing such services.

If you have a need for urgent or emergency travel, or you would like to inquire as to whether or not we can process your visa application at this time, please contact us at [email protected]tate.gov. In your email provide as many details as you can about your purpose of travel.

Entry of non-LPR foreign nationals within fourteen days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended per Presidential Proclamation for those who were present in South Africa, Brazil, the U.K., Ireland, People’s Republic of China (not including the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong and Macau), Iran and the twenty-six countries that comprise the Schengen Area.

If you reside in, have traveled recently to, or intend to travel to South Africa, Brazil, the U.K., Ireland, China, Iran or the Schengen Area (which is comprised of: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland) prior to your planned trip to the United States, we recommend you postpone your visa interview appointment until fourteen days subsequent to your departure from subject country(ies).

The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law and whether or not we will be able to process your application at this time. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

See our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.

Nonimmigrant Visas

Immigrant Visas

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.).

Contact Us

Main Switchboard: (441) 295-1342
Consular Phone: (441) 705-0424, Mon-Fri 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Consular Fax: (441) 295-1592
Duty Phone for U.S. Citizen Emergencies: (441) 335-3828
General Email: [email protected]

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.

3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 602, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel. No.: (213) 388-1029
Fax No.: (213) 388-1029
Website: www.dti.gov.ph / investphilippines.gov.ph
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]

For concerns involving Philippine Labor or Employment Issues, you may wish to contact:

PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS LABOR OFFICE-LOS ANGELES

3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 3040, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, 90010
Hotline: (213) 944-2599
Office Phone: (213) 223-1120
Facebook: https://bit.ly/31FPh3F


For concerns involving the Philippine Social Security System, you may wish to contact:

PHILIPPINE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM-LOS ANGELES

3435 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA, 90010
Hotline: (213) 432-7402
Email: [email protected]

The Consulate General informs the public that it will be closed on:
01 November 2021
(PHL – All Saints’ Day);
11 November 2021
(U.S.A. – Veterans Day);
25 November 2021
(U.S.A. – Thanksgiving Day)
30 November 2021
(PHL – Bonifacio Day)

For those with Consulate Emergencies or Inquiries kindly contact us here:

Thank you for your patience and cooperation

From May 15, 2019, the Consulate cannot authenticate the signatures on the following public documents: (1) notarized documents and (2) documents signed/issued/certified by a Federal, State, County, City, University or School Official.

The change is due to the Philippines officially becoming a party to the Apostille Convention.

For more information, visit our Authentication webpage here.

The Consular Officer reserves the right to require additional documents or to reject the Travel Document application pursuant to Philippine Passport Law and the Foreign Service Act. If your application is rejected, your documents will be returned to you using the self-addressed stamped envelope you provided.

Travel Document will be mailed back within 48 hours of receipt, provided all documentary requirements are in order.

In applying for a new passport in the Philippines, surrender the Travel Document issued by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate together the affidavit of lost passport (as the case maybe) executed at that Post.

The Consulate General informs the public that it will be closed on:
01 November 2021
(PHL – All Saints’ Day);
11 November 2021
(U.S.A. – Veterans Day);
25 November 2021
(U.S.A. – Thanksgiving Day)
30 November 2021
(PHL – Bonifacio Day)

For those with Consulate Emergencies or Inquiries kindly contact us here:

Thank you for your patience and cooperation

From May 15, 2019, the Consulate cannot authenticate the signatures on the following public documents: (1) notarized documents and (2) documents signed/issued/certified by a Federal, State, County, City, University or School Official.

The change is due to the Philippines officially becoming a party to the Apostille Convention.

For more information, visit our Authentication webpage here.

Important Notice

The Consular Section is conducting as many visa interviews as possible. However, given the overwhelming demand for work and student visas, continued Covid-19 crowding restrictions, and staffing limitations, we regret that we will not be able to interview all applicants before their desired travel dates.

For December, we can only approve requests for earlier visa appointments for medical emergencies, urgent student visas, and critical business travel. We will keep adding more appointments in the following weeks as capacity allows. We encourage applicants who need an earlier appointment to regularly check the appointment scheduling website: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/es-es/niv

Applicants for student and work visas who cannot find an appointment before their originally planned travel date should speak to their university or employer to discuss their situation and options as soon as possible. For those with a DS-2019 or I-20, this discussion should include requesting an updated report date on the DS-2019 or I-20 to a new, achievable date as we cannot issue a visa for a program report date that has already passed.

We hope this information allows applicants to make informed decisions about their travel plans.

Important Announcement

Passports and/or documents will be returned solely via MRW with payment (cash or debit card) on delivery. A Spanish address and mobile telephone number are required to complete the delivery. Please bring an envelope already completed with your delivery address to your interview.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Embassy Madrid continues to have reduced capacity to process nonimmigrant visas. We are currently offering as many appointments as local conditions, resources, and safety considerations allow. While U.S. Embassy Madrid aims to process visa cases as soon as practicable, there are increased wait times and substantial backlogs, and we will be unable to accommodate many requests for expedited appointments. We encourage all applicants to be mindful of the constraints and apply early. Appointments will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis as capacity allows.

The health and safety of both our visa applicants and workforce remain our highest priority, and we are enforcing strict social distancing measures and require masks covering mouth and nose while in our facility.

The U.S. Mission to Spain and Andorra understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Embassy Madrid will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2022, to allow all applicants who have not been able to schedule a visa appointment to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for updates on our visa operations.

Nonimmigrant Visas

Travel to the United States on a temporary basis, including tourism, temporary employment, study and exchange.

How to register travel with a us consulate

I, Rahul Gupta, work as a Software Developer at AT&T Inc. located at Piscataway, NJ and earn $60,000 per year. I would like to invite my parents Mr. Ram Gupta and Mrs. Sita Gupta to visit the USA for tourism purposes and to meet me. They would be staying with me at my home at the abovementioned address for 6 months.

During their stay in the United States, I will bear all responsibilities including, but not limited to, financial responsibilities, return air ticket fare to travel from INDIA to the USA and back, travel expenses within the USA, medical insurance, housing, and food. I will personally make sure that they leave the United States before the expiration of their authorized stay. I will also personally make sure that they will not become a public charge on the part of the United States government.

Therefore, I respectfully request you to grant my parents their visitor visas.

Visitors Insurance

For visitors, travel, student and other international travel medical insurance.

Notary Services are limited and available by appointment only.
These appointments are exclusively for notary services. They cannot be made for any other consular service, such as social security or Apostilles.

Should you not be able to schedule a notary service with us, note that Dutch notary services are generally available throughout the Netherlands: https://www.notaris.nl/. For presentation in the United States Dutch notary services must have an Apostille.

We only notarize documents for presentation in the United States. We cannot provide notary services on an emergency, or walk-in basis and you must come with all documents properly prepared for the notary to sign.

How to prepare for your visit to the Consulate General for a notarial service:

Effective June 8, 2021, all visitors to the U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam will be required to wear a face covering. All visitors over the age of 2 will be required to bring a face covering to their appointment in order to receive visa or U.S. citizen services. The Consulate will not provide face coverings and you may be denied entry if you do not bring a covering with you. Please plan ahead. For more information on face coverings including how to make, wear, and wash your face covering visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html.

Double check to ensure you have your document(s) fully prepared! Remember, do NOT sign until the consular officer asks you to do so.

How to register travel with a us consulate

The Israeli government has rejected a request by the Biden administration to allow the US to reopen a consulate for citizens of the Palestinian territories in Jerusalem, a blow to the White House’s efforts to mend ties with Palestinian leaders.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said at a press conference on Sunday that there was “no room” for a second US consulate in Jerusalem; the US closed its consulate serving Palestinian citizens in 2019 as the Trump administration moved to formally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The move infuriated Palestinian officials, as the city is also claimed by the Palestinian National Authority.

“There’s no room for another American consulate in Jerusalem,” said the Israeli prime minister, according to The Associated Press. “Jerusalem is the capital of one state and that’s the state of Israel.”

The Independent has reached out to the US State Department for comment.

Consulate services for Palestinians continue to a limited degree at the embassy opened by the US in Jerusalem, which primarily served as the headquarters for US-Israeli relations but also contains the US’s Palestinian Affairs Unit.

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The Israeli government has proposed that the US open a consulate in the West Bank, an idea opposed by Palestinian leaders who have resisted the US’s recognition of Jerusalem as solely Israel’s capital and seek the city’s eastern half as part of their claimed territory.

The Trump administration strongly aligned itself with Israel’s former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the years former President Donald Trump was in office, and the US oversaw the official recognition of Israel’s sovereignty by Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates during his term.

At the same time, US relations with the Palestinian territories deteriorated and the White House’s efforts to engineer a deal between Israeli and Palestinian leaders never came to fruition. The experience mirrored Mr Trump’s similarly failed attempts to reach a major deal with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un despite months of diplomacy including becoming the first-ever US president to cross the border into North Korea.

A spokesperson for the State Department sharply criticised announcements of plans to continue the construction of settlements for Israelis in lands claimed by the Palestinian Authority last month, stating that such a plan “damages the prospects for a two state solution”.

“We strongly oppose the expansion of settlements, which is completely inconsistent with efforts to lower tensions and to ensure calm,” Ned Price said in October.

The construction of settlements (and subsequent destruction of Palestinian homes in contested neighbourhoods and areas) have become flashpoints for the conflict as images and videos of such scenes have spread quickly across social media in the US and other countries.

Videos circulated earlier this year as evictions of dozens of Palestinian families began in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood despite US opposition and protests erupted in the area as a result.

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Israeli settlers involved in the Sheikh Jarrah controversy have insisted to The Associated Press and other news outlets that the Jewish people and by extension Israel’s government have a right to the land, while Palestinians have called the issue one of ethnic cleansing.

The issue is currently being appealed to Israel’s highest court after Palestinian families living on the land rejected a compromise in which they would remain on the land but end their claim to its ownership and pay an annual fee to keep living there.

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