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US embassy closes visa operations in Kathmandu

Source: PTI
April 24, 2006 17:59 IST
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In view of the prevailing law and order situation in Nepal, the United States Embassy has closed down its visa operations in Kathmandu and has asked Nepalese nationals to approach its mission in New Delhi.

"The US embassy in Kathmandu remains closed for visa services. Until such time the US Embassy in Kathmandu is able to resume visa services, the US embassy in New Delhi will process visa applications for citizens and residents of Nepal," an official embassy statement said in New Delhi.

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However, the visa aspirants must have an appointment letter from the US embassy in New Delhi.

Though a minimum period of four months has been fixed by the embassy owing to large number of non-immigrant and immigrant applications, visa applications under emergency medical care, to attend the funeral of an immediate family member, an urgent business requirement, students or exchange visitors whose course would be starting would be processed within a stipulated time of three weeks.

Applicants who have appointments currently scheduled or cancelled due to the closure of the consular section at the US embassy in Kathmandu are advised to email its mission in New Delhi for an appointment, the release said.

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