Categories of Visas

Priority Nonimmigrant Visas

Students (F-1, M-1, and certain J-1)

C-1/D crew or transit visas

Work visas for frontline medical personnel assisting with COVID-19 response in the United States

Travelers with urgent medical or business travel**

**To request an expedited appointment, first schedule a regular appointment on the closest available date. Then, sign-in to your account, click “Continue”, select “Request Expedite” and follow the instructions. Expedited Appointments will only be granted at the Consular Section’s discretion.)

Priority Immigrant Visas

Spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens (IR, CR)*

Fiancée/Fiancés of U.S. citizens (K) **

Immigrant visa re-issuance for persons who had a valid visa before April 23, but were unable to travel before the visa expired.

Immigrant visa cases (IR & CR) pending for missing documents or administrative processing (INA 221g).

*Spouses and Minor Children who had their appointments cancelled can reschedule their appointments online at

**Fiancé visa applicants whose appointments were cancelled will be sent notices of new appointments.

Once we complete processing of the eligible applicants whose appointments were cancelled at the onset of the pandemic, we will begin to receive additional cases from NVC.