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Coronavirus: US Embassy, Consulates in India cancel all visa appointments

"US Mission India posts, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, are cancelling immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments from March 16, 2020, onward," said the Embassy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The US Embassy and Consulates in India have cancelled all appointments from March 16 in the wake of outbreak.

US President on Friday officially declared a emergency that he said would give states and territories access to up to $50 billion in federal funds to combat

A statement issued by the US Embassy here said, "US Mission India posts, in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, are cancelling immigrant and nonimmigrant appointments from March 16, 2020, onward."

"Your appointment stands as cancelled. Once Mission India resumes regular consular operations, appointments will be made available and you will be able to reschedule," it said.

The deadly virus, which has killed over 5,000 people globally, has spread to 46 of the 50 US states, with nearly 2,000 cases being reported from across the country.

First Published: Sat, March 14 2020. 08:50 IST
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