The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) is encouraging medical professionals with an approved immigrant or non-immigrant petition (Form I-129, Form I-140) or a certificate of eligibility in an approved exchange program to request for an expedited appointment at their nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Although DOS has instructed consular services to suspend routine visa appointments worldwide in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, medical professionals working to treat or mitigate the COVID-19 effects may be able to receive a visa interview appointment.

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