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Updated April 7, 2015

Petition-Based Immigrant Visas

Notice:  The U.S. Department of State is scheduling immigrant visa (IV) appointments for Yemeni applicants at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo (for petition-based IVs).  Currently, the Egyptian government requires Yemenis ages 18-60 to obtain Egyptian visas prior to arrival in their country.  Please contact the nearest Egyptian Embassy for information on how and where to apply for an Egyptian visa, and for updates on changes to their visa policy.  Those who prefer to process at a post other than Cairo may request a transfer through the National Visa Center (NVC) by emailing their request to ivyemen@state.gov.  Persons who are physically present in Djibouti and unable to travel to another post may process their immigrant visas at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti.  Such applicants should contact Embassy Djibouti directly.  Yemeni applicants who choose to process in Djibouti are cautioned that this may require remaining in Djibouti for an extended timeframe, possibly several months or more.

Diversity Visas 

Notice:  The U.S. Department of State is scheduling immigrant visa (IV) appointments for Yemeni applicants at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers (for the Diversity Visa program). Applicants should receive an e-mail when their case is scheduled.  Those who prefer to process at a post other than Algiers and whose case has not yet been scheduled may request a transfer through the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) by emailing their request to kccdv@state.gov.  Those whose cases have been scheduled and would like to transfer to another post should contact the post directly. 

Updated March 17, 2015

Notice: the U.S. Department of State has designated the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and the U.S. Embassy in Algiers to process Immigrant Visa cases emanating out of Yemen.

ALL CONSULAR SERVICES AT EMBASSY SANAA ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Updated February 24, 2015

Notice: the U.S. Department of State has designated the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt to handle American Citizens Services cases emanating out of Yemen, as well as process visas for Yemeni citizens.

NOTICE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS RESIDING IN OR TRAVELING TO YEMEN:

Embassy Sanaa has suspended consular operations in Yemen.  If you are a U.S. citizen residing in or traveling to Yemen, the Embassy may be unable to provide assistance or services to you, even if an emergency situation arises.  If you must travel to or remain in Yemen, please register with the State Department’s online Smart Traveler Enrollment Program as soon as possible. This will allow Embassy Sanaa to communicate travel alerts and Emergency Messages to you, should the need arise.

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