DOS Announces that U.S. Embassy Lisbon Is No Longer Processing Immigrant or Diversity Visas

DOS Announces that U.S. Embassy Lisbon Is No Longer Processing Immigrant or Diversity Visas

DOS Announces that U.S. Embassy Lisbon Is No Longer Processing Immigrant or Diversity Visas

Effective March 1, 2012, the U. S. Embassy in Lisbon and U.S. Consulate General in Ponta Delgada will no longer process immigrant visa (IV) or diversity visa (DV) applications. These offices will neither schedule nor conduct IV or DV interviews after March 1, 2012; all immigrant and diversity visa interviews and adjudications for residents of Portugal and France will take place at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.

Embassy Lisbon and Consulate Ponta Delgada will continue to process all pending cases in which the interview has already taken place until May 30, 2012. After May 30, all pending immigrant and diversity visa cases will be transferred to Embassy Paris.

The U.S. Embassy in Lisbon and the U.S. Consulate General in Ponta Delgada will continue to provide the full range of services to American citizens, including the issuance of U.S. passports, issuance of reports of birth abroad for children born in Portugal to American citizen parents, provision of emergency services to American citizens, performance of notarial services, and assistance in voting by absentee ballot in U.S. elections