Dept. of State Alert: Updated Contact Information for Inquiries

Nancy McCarthy, Consular Officer for the Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Office, sent out an e-mail update over the weekend to JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, a Los Angeles U.S. Immigration Attorney’s office. The e-mail stated that in the interest of greater efficiency, the Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Office is discontinuing the use of their dedicated public inquiry e-mail box cor students and exchange visitor queries (fmj@state.gov) effective immediately. 

Student and Exchange Visitor visa inquiries can be directed to the general public inquiries telephone number (202-485-7600), Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Washington, D.C. time. In addition to this update, the e-mail provided that inquiries from exchange visitor visa holders regarding waivers of the two year foreign residency requirement or other 212(e) matters can be directed to a newly dedicated e-mail box (212ewaiver@state.gov) effective immediately.

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