Information for Visa Applicants Regarding COVID-19

As of March 18, the United States Embassy in Santiago is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The Consulate is continuing to approve a limited number of requests for emergency appointments. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided to request an emergency appointment at

Please note that there are travel restrictions in place for certain countries. For more information about the Presidential Proclamations, please visit: