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IMPORTANT NOTICES

We have made significant progress and issued most of the delayed visas worldwide.  We are working to bring our systems back to full operational capacity.

We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are printing visas for these cases, and all cases, with very few delays.

Please see our FAQs for further information.

For more information please visit: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html.

1)  DAYS AND HOURS to pick up APPROVED VISAS

Dear Visa Applicants,

Henceforth, the new dates and time to pick up visas are as follows:

• Individuals who applied for visas on Monday may pick them up on Wednesday from 4:00 to 4:30 pm (except on American or Paraguayan holidays)

• Individuals who applied for visas on Tuesday may pick them up on Thursday from 4:00 to 4:30 pm (except on American or Paraguayan holidays )

• Individuals who applied for visas on Wednesday and Thursday may pick them up on Monday from 4:00 to 4:30 pm (except on American or Paraguayan holidays)

2) APPOINTMENTS FOR VISA APPLICANTS

Due to ongoing renovation work in the Embassy’s waiting area and to avoid discomfort for visa applicants, please be present no more than 10 or 15 minutes before the actual time set for the visa appointment.

What is a Visa

A visa is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A visa entitles the holder to travel to the United States and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry.

An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines the visa holder's eligibility for admission into the United States.

The U.S. Embassy in Asuncion is located at:

1776 Mariscal Lopez Avenue
Asunción, Paraguay

The local postal mailing address is:
Casilla Postal 402
Asunción, Paraguay

The APO mailing address is:
Unit 4711
APO AA 34036-0001

Embassy Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Except Paraguayan and American Holidays.

To Request Earlier Visa Appointment in Case of Emergency

If you are unable to schedule an appointment in time for EMERGENCY travel (eg.,Death in the family), or for the beginning of classes in the United States (students), or to begin employment (petition-based work visas), please first make your appointment online or through the call center. If you really have an emergency please contact us at ParaguayVisas@state.gov.

Additional Links

Department of State Visa Information:

Other Government Agency websites:

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