What is the change? Consular services at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin have been suspended until further notice.

What does the change mean? A message from the U.S. Embassy says that consular services have been suspended because of “unforeseen construction issues.” Those with urgent travel needs may reschedule appointments at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt or Munich.

  • Implementation timeframe: Ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: Consular services in Berlin.
  • Impact on processing times: Nonimmigrant visa appointments will not be scheduled in Berlin, and walk-in appointments are not currently available.
  • Business impact: Business travelers applying for visas should expect delays.

BAL Analysis: The suspension of services could delay processing, particularly if the closure is prolonged. U.S. citizens may obtain information about consular services in Frankfurt or Munich here.

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