Applicants must submit their applications well ahead of their proposed travel dates
The US Embassy in Dhaka will start accepting student visa applications come Sunday.
The American embassy will also start accepting appointments for new applicants for F, J, and M visas.
Due to Covid-19, the embassy is limited to the number of appointments it can schedule each day and processing times may be as long as six weeks, a press release said on Friday.
It is recommended for the applicants to submit their applications well ahead of their proposed travel dates.
The visa categories are: F – Students(academic and language), J – Exchange visitors; and M – Vocational.
Applicants need to log in, update their profile online at www.ustraveldocs.com/bd, and schedule their appointment online after paying associated visa fees
“We continue to offer emergency visa services for applicants with life or death emergencies. Visit our website for more information,” the press release said.
Until Embassy Dhaka’s regular visa services resume, the application fee (MRV) will remain valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment there until December 31, 2021, it said.
“We are also accepting interview-waiver applications for continuing students who want to renew their student visas for the same field of study at the same institution. We are also accepting applications for continuing F2 spouses and their children under the age of 21,” the press release concluded.