The United States Consulate in Argentina announced that from 1 December it will resume visa processing for those procedures that require interviews. As such, gradually, visa application, review and delivery services to enter the United States are moving towards regularization after being severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“We are very pleased to be able to resume visa processing for those who need to be interviewed, so we can now count on more resources and appropriate circumstances,” the Consul General said in a statement issued today. ” Mark Ellis,
“We know that many Argentines have looked forward to this moment and in the coming months we will focus our efforts on addressing these matters. However, given that there is a high volume of demand, it will take us a year or maybe more for waiting times to return to a state of regularity,” Ellis added, to assuage the concerns of those waiting.
It is worth reviewing that During the whole of 2020, the total number of visas issued to Argentine citizens was 91,094, i.e Less than half of the prizes awarded in 2019, when a total of 222,043 were processed, The huge drop was due to the fact that in March last year, when the pandemic broke out, the United States State Department suspended the granting of routine visas around the world. From there, embassies all over the world maintained a reduced service for special cases.
It was only in March this year that the consular section in Argentina gradually and limitedly resumed visa applications that did not require an interview. Thus, Today‘s announcement will allow all Argentines whose processes were in progress, but who could not continue because of the need for a face-to-face meeting, to resume the process and finalize their application. will be able
Today, with the consulate operating at high capacity, Availability to arrange appointments will increase and access to coveted documents will be easier. Applicants who are under process and need face-to-face meeting to continue may submit their username and password on the official website (https://ais.usvisa-info.com/es-ar/niv) You can inquire with Regarding new availability of appointments or to extend the date already fixed.
This service is free and no individual or company has the priority to schedule or pursue appointments, so Argentina certainly shouldn’t be fooled False ads promising well-organized services United States Department of State, since, according to the consulate in the statement, they are fraudulent.
Argentina’s interest in obtaining a US visa has grown in recent years as more and more compatriots are considering immigrating to the country permanently. as explained infobae George Partidas ,A Venezuelan who lives in Miami and is a consultant to Latin Americans who want to immigrate to the United States- There are over 100 different types of visas for settlers to stay in that country. The two most common for Argentina are the EB5 visa and the E2 visa, which allow obtaining permits through investment.
“Through 500 franchise businesses in the United States, in areas such as business services, health, beauty, gastronomy, fitness and finance, we manage more than 1,000 investment visas for Latin Americans,” Partidas said with Medium explained in communication.
Therefore, today‘s announcement affects not only those who want to travel to the United States, but also those who dream of moving there permanently. As consulate sources said in a statement, Routine visa services are getting back to normal after an unusual period in history.