Due to precautions and limited resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, routine visa services at U.S. Embassy Vilnius remain suspended, though the Department is continually evaluating the presence of conditions necessary to resume.
On June 22, the President signed a Proclamation which extends the previous Proclamation 10014 and suspends the entry of certain additional foreign nationals to the United States through December 31, 2020.
Under the Proclamation, the Department of State temporarily will continue not to issue immigrant visas (except IR1, CR1, IR2, CR2, adoption cases), as well as not issue H-1B, H-2B, L, and J (au pair, intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, or summer work and travel nonimmigrant visas, and their derivative visa categories for family members. (Note: H-4 derivatives associated with H-2A and H-3 principal applications may still be issued.)
The Proclamation is not retroactive. No valid visas will be revoked under this Proclamation. If you have a valid visa, you still may not travel directly to the United States if you have been in or through the Schengen Zone, the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Iran, and Brazil within the last 14 days.
For questions regarding entry into the United States, we refer you to the Department of Homeland Security www.cbp.gov.
A visa holder currently lawfully admitted to the United States does not need to renew the visa to remain. However, should that person depart the United States, a valid visa would be needed to return.
This Proclamation includes exceptions for, among others: spouses, children, and prospective adoptive children of U.S. citizens; lawful permanent residents; immigrants seeking to enter as a healthcare professional; and certain Special Immigrant Visa applicants.
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