Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria

On June 22 the White House extended a Proclamation halting issuance of new J visas through December, 2020.

  • This proclamation does not apply to persons who already hold a U.S. visa issued prior to 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 24, 2020.
  • The Proclamation is not retroactive. No valid visas will be revoked under this Proclamation.
  • Due to precautions and limited resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, routine visa processing at U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide remains suspended, though the Department is continually evaluating the presence of conditions necessary to resume.
  • For questions regarding entry into the United States, contact the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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