Suspension of Select Visas by Presidential Proclamation

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Please regularly check the website, as we will publish any changes to our visa operations as they occur.

Presidential Proclamation 10014

Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) 10014, entitled “Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak,” was rescinded on February 24, 2021. Read more about the rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014 here:

Embassy Santiago is currently interviewing for all classes/types of immigrant visas. Visa processing may be delayed due to limited resources and other challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic. We will resume all routine visa services completely as soon as it is safe to do so for the public and for our workforce.

Geographic COVID-19 Restrictions

The geographic COVID-19-related P.P.s 9984, 9992, and 10143, which suspend entry into the United States of foreign nationals who have been physically present in the People’s Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Iran, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa, in the 14-day period before seeking entry into the United Statesremain in effect.  Immigrant visa applicants who are spouses or children of U.S. citizens (IR/CR-1, IR/CR-2, IR/IH-3, and IR/IH-4), as well as spouses and minor children of LPRs (F2A), are excepted from the geographic COVID-19 Presidential Proclamations. All other nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applicants remain subject to these geographic COVID-19 P.P.s., unless another exception applies.