Two? Thirds of Consulates Fully or Partly Closed in July

Two? Thirds of Consulates Fully or Partly Closed in July

The State Department remains a major barrier to reopening the United States to legal travel and immigration. As of mid-July, two thirds of consulates remained fully or partially closed to anything other than emergency nonimmigrant visa appointments. About 44 percent are completely closed to non-emergency nonimmigrant visa appointments. The open consulates are reporting ever-growing wait times—in many cases, six months to a year.

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