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Embassy Closure List week of Oct 8 8 October 12

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This week Columbus Day is observed. This is an official Federal Holiday, closing banks and Federal institutions such as the State Department’s Passport Office and the Office of Authentications. As with  most US Federal Holidays the Russian Embassy is open and this counts as a processing day for applications already in process. However, their ILS acceptance facilities are closed, so new Russian applications will be submitted today. Also the Chinese Embassy is closed but it’s consulates in LA and San Francisco are open for processing and accepting new visa applications today.

8  October, Monday: Columbus Day – US Passport Offices closed, many embassies and consulates closed including:

Algeria
Bangladesh
Brazil
Cambodia
China – All consulates except LA and SF.
Egypt
India – only the Travisa office in SF, all others are open.
Laos
Malaysia
Nigeria
Myanmar
Kazakhstan
Philippines
Russia – ILS offices closed, but consulates open
Thailand
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Vietnam
Venezuela closed for Day of Indigenous Resistance


9 October, Tuesday
Uganda closed for Independence Day

10 October, Wednesday
Kenya closed for Moi Day
Taiwan closed for National Day (Double Tenth)

12 October, Friday,  
Equatorial Guinea closed for Independence Day
Laos closed for Day of Liberation

Remember when consular office are closed there are no visa processed
or new applications accepted on that day. When an embassy or
consulate is closed, that day does count as a processing day and
applications currently in for process will have the visa processing
extended to include the non processing closure day. Please account
for extra time if you are applying for a visa to a country whose office closed because of holiday.
If you have any questions on how long your visa request will take
for a particular country please feel free to contact our
professional staff
 for more information.

Embassy Closure List week of 1 October 2012 1 October 12

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October 1 is a big day for national days around the world with
Nigeria, Botswana and China all closed on the first.  Many of
the PRC consular offices are taking additional days and embassy
closure schedule is not standard for the various consulates and the
Embassy in Washington, DC.

Monday, 1 October

China closed for National Day
Botswana closed for Botswana Day
Cameroon closed
Nigeria closed for National Day
Sao Tome and  Principe closed
Uzbekistan closed for Day of Teachers and Instructors

Tuesday, 2 October

China(Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco consulates
only) closed for National Day
India closed for Mahatma Ghandi’s birthday
Guinea closed for Independence Day

Wednesday, 3 October

China
(Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York consulates only) closed
for National Day
South Korea closed for Foundation Day

Thursday, 4 October

Mozambique closed for Peace and National Reconciliation Day

Friday, 5 October

Egypt closed for Armed Forces Day
Syria closed for Tishreen Liberation War Day

Remember when consular office are closed there are no visa processed
or new applications accepted on that day. When an embassy or
consulate is closed, that day does count as a processing day and
applications currently in for process will have the visa processing
extended to include the non processing closure day. Please account
for extra time if you are applying for a visa to a country whose office closed because of holiday.
If you have any questions on how long your visa request will take
for a particular country please feel free to contact our
professional staff
for more information.

Embassy Closures week of 13 August 2012 13 August 12

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Embassy Closures for the week of 13 August 2012.

Lot’s of independence days this week to celebrate. Among others we see the creation of the India and Pakistan. Bangladesh also has a holiday this week.

Monday, Aug. 13

Central African Republic closed for Independence Day

Laos closed for Lao Issara (Day of the Free Laos)

Thailand closed for Queen’s Birthday Observed

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Pakistan closed for Independence Day

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Bangladesh closed for National Mourning Day

Burkina Faso closed for Assumption

Congo Republic closed for National Day

India closed for Independence Day (Travisa open for submissions)

Paraguay closed for Founding of Asuncion

South Korea closed for Liberation Day

Thursday, Aug. 16

Gabon closed for Independence Day

Eid al Fitr, the end of Ramadan, is next week (Aug. 20).  The Islamic world is ending their month long fasting. Expect  extended embassy closures, including some closures for the whole week. This list is based on last year’s Eid al Fitr closures last year and is not definite. This embassy closure list will be updated as dates are confirmed by the embassy staff.

  • Afghanistan – 4 days
  • Bangladesh – 2 days in DC, all week in NYC
  • Burundi – 1 day
  • Chad – 1 day
  • Egypt – closed all week
  • Ghana – 2 days
  • Indonesia – 3 days
  • Iran – 1 day
  • Jordan – 3 days
  • Kazakhstan – 1 day
  • Kenya – 1 day
  • Kyrgyzstan – 1 day
  • Lebanon – 2 days
  • Malaysia – 1 day
  • Nigeria – 2 days
  • Oman – 4 days
  • Pakistan – 3 days
  • Philippines – 2 days
  • Saudi Arabia – all week
  • Tajikistan – 1 day
  • Tanzania – 2 days
  • Turkey – 1 day
  • Turkmenistan – 2 days
  • Uganda – 1 day
  • Yemen – 2 days

Stay informed with the latest foreign embassy and consulate schedules in the US. G3 keeps you informed.