National Visa Center Will No Longer Accept Inquiries Through Mail

by Eliza Grinberg on May. 19, 2020

Immigration Immigration  Deportation Immigration  Visa 

Summary: The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that beginning on June 1, 2020, the “National Visa Center will no longer accept or respond to inquiries through mail.”

immigration attorney nycOn May 4, 2020, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that beginning on June 1, 2020, the “National Visa Center will no longer accept or respond to inquiries through mail” [PDF version].

The DOS explains that the National Visa Center (NVC) has modernized the way it pre-processes visa applications. As part of this effort, the NVC is eliminating paper correspondence. For this reason, any paper correspondence to the NVC that is postmarked June 1, 2020, or later, will not receive a response and will be destroyed. Paper correspondence that is postmarked before June 1, 2020, will still be responded to.

Beginning on June 1, 2020, applicants will need to submit all inquiries through the NVC's Public Inquiry Forum at http://nvc.state.gov/inquiry. This online forum is already available for customers. Applicants should never submit repeat inquiries through the Public Inquiry Forum — doing so may delay the NVC's ability to respond.

The NVC advises that after June 1, 2020, applicants should only send mail to the National Visa Center if they are explicitly instructed to do so through email, telephone call, or letter from the National Visa Center. The NVC will provide applicants with a mailing address in the event it solicits mail. The DOS cautions applicants to never send original documents to the NVC.

Please visit the nyc immigration lawyers website for further information. The Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal, PLLC focuses vast segment of its practice on immigration law. This steadfast dedication has resulted in thousands of immigrants throughout the United States.

Lawyer website: http://myattorneyusa.com

Legal Articles Additional Disclaimer

Lawyer.com is not a law firm and does not offer legal advice. Content posted on Lawyer.com is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated and is not reviewed or commented on by Lawyer.com. The application of law to any set of facts is a highly specialized skill, practiced by lawyers and often dependent on jurisdiction. Content on the site of a legal nature may or may not be accurate for a particular state or jurisdiction and may largely depend on specific circumstances surrounding individual cases, which may or may not be consistent with your circumstances or may no longer be up-to-date to the extent that laws have changed since posting. Legal articles therefore are for review as general research and for use in helping to gauge a lawyer's expertise on a matter. If you are seeking specific legal advice, Lawyer.com recommends that you contact a lawyer to review your specific issues. See Lawyer.com's full Terms of Use for more information.