Suspension of Routine Visa Appointments

Updated:  June 23, 2020

Visa Services Suspended:  In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. The U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen has canceled all routine nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 13, 2020.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  Please see these notices which contain detailed information about the current status of visa services worldwide and visa restrictions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Visa applicants in Denmark impacted by these changes may reschedule their appointment at a later date. You can manage your visa appointment by logging in to your account.

Travel Restrictions from Schengen Zone to United States Remain in Effect:  The Presidential Proclamation on Novel Coronavirus suspending entry into the United States for foreign nationals physically present in the Schengen Area (which includes Denmark), the UK, Ireland, Brazil, Iran, or China during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States is still in effect.  There is no definitive date for lifting these travel restrictions.  The proclamation does not apply to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, spouses of U.S. citizens, minor children of U.S. citizens, diplomatic and official travelers, air and sea crew members, members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children, and certain other categories of travelers.  Monitor the White House website for up-to-date information about the travel restrictions.

Travel Restrictions for H-1B, H-2B, L, and Certain J Visas:  On June 22, the President signed a Proclamation suspending the entry of certain foreign nationals to the United States who present a risk to the United States labor market during the economic recovery following the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak.  The Proclamation comes into effect on June 24, 2020 and will be in effect through December 31, 2020.  Under the Proclamation, the Department of State will not issue H-1B, H-2B, H-4, L1, L2, or the following J visa categories:  interns, trainees, teachers, camp counselors, au pairs, and summer work travel program participants.  The Proclamation is not retroactive.  No valid visas will be revoked under this Proclamation.  Read the full text of the Proclamation for additional information.  For questions about adjusting status or extending the authorized period of stay in the United States, please contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office (USCIS).  USCIS has full jurisdiction over immigration matters for foreign citizens physically within the United States.