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Do I need to book an appointment?

Appointments are necessary for certain services both at the Embassy in Washington DC and at the Consulate General in New York, but there are distinct differences - see below:

Consulate General in New York

The Consulate General  is closed for visitors between March 23 and May 1due to the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to open for visitors on May 4, depending on the ongoing situation.

As of October 18, 2016, any visitor to the Consulate General must have an appointment. Due to building regulations, we can unfortunately no longer offer drop-in service.

You must book an appointment for all services, e.g.:

Please note that all visa and residence permit applications/interviews are handled by the Embassy in Washington DC.

Embassy in Washington DC

Appointments are only required to renew/apply for passports or for migration/visa relation matters. All other services are handled during regular opening hours, without scheduling appointments.

Other Consulates in the U.S.

Information regarding opening hours and appoinments at the other consulates in the U.S. can be obtained directly from the consulates - contact information can be found further down on the page.

Last updated 23 Feb 2018, 4.52 PM