Routine visa service to remain suspended: US embassy
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The US embassy in Islamabad on Monday said the routine immigration and non-immigrant visa services would remain suspended.
In a series of tweets, the embassy said the services would be resumed as soon as possible but they could not give a specific date. However, it added, that the applications could still be processed in some categories.
Routine IV and NIV #visa services at @usembislamabad are still cancelled. We will resume routine services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. Visit our visa page for info on the few emergency visa categories we can still process: https://t.co/CVP5K3An9n pic.twitter.com/1EmlbFtEba— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) April 27, 2020
It asked the US nationals in Pakistan to contact through email in case they require an emergency appointment, as no date for resumption of routine services could be given.
The embassy also shared the link of an advisory which noted that the proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on April 22 would not affect the US citizens, lawful permanent residents and those holding valid immigration visas by that date.
Moreover, no valid visa would be revoked under the proclamation which will remain into effect for 60 days unless continued by the US president.
Meanwhile, the embassy in a separate tweet the alumni of Kennedy-Lugar YES (Youth Exchange and Study) Programme who are working so hard for COVID-19 in Pakistan.
Thank you to our @yesprogramnews #ExchangeAlumni who are working so hard to fight #COVID-19. Applying what they learned in the United States, they are now helping their country combat the #coronavirus pandemic.#ThankYouDoctors #Partners4Prosperity #USPAK #USinPAK https://t.co/tXk10oLesK— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) April 27, 2020
“Applying what they learned in the United States, they are now helping their country combat the coronavirus pandemic,” the tweet read.