Covid-19: US Missions Resume Consular Operations

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Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The United States government has announced that all it Missions will resume consular operations effective from August 28.

The US mission in a statement posted on its website yesterday directed all its missions and posts should give K visa priority.

It stated: “Effective August 28, as it becomes safe to resume more consular operations at each U.S. mission, posts are authorized to give K visa cases high priority.

“Applicants should check the website of their nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate for updates on what services that post is currently able to offer.

“The I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) is typically valid for four months; however, consular officers may revalidate the I-129F petition in four month increments.

“For most cases impacted by the suspension of routine visa services or COVID-19 travel restrictions it will not be necessary to file a new I-129F petition.”