U.S. Embassy in Mexico Announces Changes in Nonimmigrant E Visa Application Processing
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico recently announced changes in nonimmigrant E visa application processing. The embassy notes that E visa treaty trader and treaty investor applicants are an integral part of the U.S. economy. Recent increases in overall visa applications “have made it challenging to offer efficient processing of these cases in Mexico City,” the embassy states. To provide a higher level of service for all applicants, the embassy is shifting processing of E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investor visas away from Mexico City.
Effective for all applications received in Applicant Service Centers in Mexico on or after July 7, 2015:
- E-1 treaty trader visa processing will be handled by the Consulates General in Monterrey and Tijuana
- E-2 treaty investor visa processing will be handled by the Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez
- The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City will not process nonimmigrant E visa applications received in Applicant Service Centers on or after July 7, 2015
- The announcement is available at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv.
- For more information regarding the transition of E-1 treaty trader visas to Monterrey and Tijuana, contact the consulates in Monterrey and Tijuana through the appropriate “E1” forms at http://mexico.usembassy.gov/visas/contact/contact-us/form-b.html.
- For more information regarding the transition of E−2 treaty investor visas to Ciudad Juarez, contact the consulate in Ciudad Juarez by selecting the “Other” form under “Ciudad Juarez” at http://mexico.usembassy.gov/visas/contact/contact-us/form-b.html.
- For a full list of consulates and their contact information, see http://mexico.usembassy.gov/eng/edirectory.html.