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Passport and visa services are two different things. All passports are printed in the US (except for emergency passports with limited validity). Visas are printed at posts. 


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Just now, milimelo said:

Passport and visa services are two different things. All passports are printed in the US (except for emergency passports with limited validity). Visas are printed at posts. 

Correct, but this is direction from the Department of State, you know the Department calling the shots on visa services.  Certainly shows interest in getting things going again, little by little, starting with passport services.

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I don't think there was ever a question about the department of state wanting to restart visa services.   Consulate reopening is contingent first and foremost about local conditions.   As an example, Tokyo might be on the verge of restarting but on the other hand, don't expect Rio to reopen anytime soon 


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12 hours ago, payxibka said:

I don't think there was ever a question about the department of state wanting to restart visa services.   Consulate reopening is contingent first and foremost about local conditions.   As an example, Tokyo might be on the verge of restarting but on the other hand, don't expect Rio to reopen anytime soon 

Except that it's not. There are plenty of countries that have had low numbers for weeks while embassies still remain closed.

 

Until there's official news from the US government, all you're doing is guessing.

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1 hour ago, sl1pstream said:

Except that it's not. There are plenty of countries that have had low numbers for weeks while embassies still remain closed.

 

Until there's official news from the US government, all you're doing is guessing.

I'm not guessing 

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.axios.com/pompeo-coronavirus-state-department-reopening-ec5dc86d-6393-4614-b05f-68d3b5f6ec10.html


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45 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Where exactly does this mention visa processing? They can go back to work under that plan without ever actually processing visas again.

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5 minutes ago, sl1pstream said:

Where exactly does this mention visa processing? They can go back to work under that plan without ever actually processing visas again.

Well now you are guessing 


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11 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Well now you are guessing 

It doesn't mention visa processing and the president suspended routine visa processing worldwide. How is that guessing?

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12 minutes ago, sl1pstream said:

It doesn't mention visa processing and the president suspended routine visa processing worldwide. How is that guessing?

So you are guessing that a return to pre covid 19 levels of international engagement somehow magically doesn't include visa services and you need to go back and read the EO and understand what it actually does say


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5 minutes ago, payxibka said:

So you are guessing that a return to pre covid 19 levels of international engagement somehow magically doesn't include visa services and you need to go back and read the EO and understand what it actually does say

How's routine visa processing going in New Zealand?

 

I'm not guessing. I'm stating the fact that Trump has suspended routine visa processing worldwide and it would take an order from Trump for it to resume again, an order that hasn't been issued yet.

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2 minutes ago, sl1pstream said:

How's routine visa processing going in New Zealand?

 

I'm not guessing. I'm stating the fact that Trump has suspended routine visa processing worldwide and it would take an order from Trump for it to resume again, an order that hasn't been issued yet.

In typical fashion, you didn't actually bother to read the three phase document.

 

Which EO?  Are you referring to the 60 day suspension on SOME visa categories?

 

 


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47 minutes ago, payxibka said:

In typical fashion, you didn't actually bother to read the three phase document.

 

Which EO?  Are you referring to the 60 day suspension on SOME visa categories?

 

 

The routine visa processing suspension has nothing to nothing to do with any travel bans.

It's also literally on every embassy's website.

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