B2 Visas – U.S. Embassy Asmara Suspends Consular Operations

Important notice to our clients from Eritrea. Consular operations, including visa services, at the U.S. Embassy in Eritrea have been suspended until further notice. According to Embassy Asmara, the closure is in response to the Government of Eritrea’s flagrant violations of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. These violations include failing to notify U.S. consular staff of the arrest of American citizens, hindering the travel of Embassy officials to visit American citizens in distress, and interfering with the delivery of the U.S. Embassy’s diplomatic pouches. The Consular Section will continue to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens.

Information courtesy of the Rome District Chapter (RDC) of AILA.