Our consulate has been carefully monitoring the Novel coronavirus outbreak in the US.
Our goals are to protect all applicants from this virus while continuing to provide consular and visa services as much as possible.
After careful consideration, our consulate will temporary change our consular office hours and processing times as follows (effective March 16th, 2020).
We appreciate your understanding.
New Office Hours
[ Visa application window hours ]
Visa applications are currently only being accepted 13:00 - 15:00 (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
New Processing Time
[ Passports ]
8 business days
(i.e.: If an application is submitted on Monday, the pick-up date would be on Wednesday of the following week)
[ Visas ]
Most visa applications will be processed within 5-8 business days.
(1) Other consular services will continue to be provided.
However, there is a possibility that we will change other consular services in the future. Please refer to our website for the most recent updates.
(2) For the time being, due to our reduced office hours, we are anticipating longer wait times at the consulate. If your situation is not urgent, please consider submitting your application at a later date.
(3) Finally, if you are feeling sick, please consider waiting until you have recovered completely before visiting the consulate.