The Department of State will continue passport and visa operations as well as provide critical services to U.S. citizens overseas. These activities are fee-funded and are not affected by the lapse in appropriations.
Processing time for passport applications remain at four weeks or less for routine service and two weeks door-to-door for expedited service.
Customers planning to travel within two weeks or requiring passports to obtain foreign visas should make an appointment at the nearest passport agency.
Please check back for updates to the situation.
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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.
Contact Information: ParaguayVisas@state.gov
The U.S. Embassy in Asuncion is located at:
1776 Mariscal Lopez Avenue
The local postal mailing address is:
Casilla Postal 402
The APO mailing address is:
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 and then email us at ParaguayVisas@state.gov.
Department of State Visa Information:
Other Government Agency websites:
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