Frequently Asked Questions (IV/DV)

1. What immigrant visa categories is the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw currently processing? 

As of April 8, 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw is able to process all classes of immigrant visa cases following a decision by the Secretary of State that the travel of immigrants and fiancees is in the national interest for the purposes of approving an exception to the January 25, 2021 Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019 (PP10143).

The Embassy is also able to schedule appointments for Belarusian immigrant visa applicants.  According to current Polish regulations every person entering the country from outside of the Schengen Area is required to undergo a 10-day quarantine at their place of stay in Poland.  The quarantine may be shortened, if the person produces a negative COVID-19 test done within 48 hours after crossing the Polish border.  For persons arriving by air at Warsaw Chopin Airport, it will be possible to perform a coronavirus test before leaving the terminal.  For more details please see:

2. When will I be able to interview?

If your case is with the National Visa Center (NVC) or the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), NVC and KCC control the scheduling of all current IV and DV cases that are pending scheduling. The Embassy has already contacted NVC and KCC to request that all categories of immigrant and diversity visas be scheduled.  NVC and KCC make their schedules about a month in advance and will contact you directly with information about your appointment.

We are opening appointments on our scheduling platform for Fiancee (K) visas: Please continue to check there for open appointments.

For other locally scheduled cases, such as applicants with appointments that were cancelled in Spring 2020, starting May 1, 2021, you can reschedule your own appointment through the Global Support Services (GSS) website: (choose “Reschedule NVC Appointment” to reschedule your appointment).  Please note that you will not be permitted to schedule a new appointment until the day after your original appointment was scheduled. If you have questions, please contact the service desk:

3. Why isn’t my appointment sooner?

The Embassy is prioritizing immigrant and fiancée (K) visa processing, however, we have a large backlog of cases that grew over the past year. We also must follow social distancing guidelines in our office and waiting room, in order to provide safe and healthy service. You can help us work through our backlog more quickly by making every effort to attend your scheduled appointment. If you cannot attend your scheduled appointment, please tell us as early as possible, so we can fill your appointment time with a different applicant.

You can find instructions on how to prepare for your interview here:

4. What if I live in Belarus? 

The Embassy is also scheduling appointments for our Belarusian applicants. Please see question 1 for travel information for Belarusians.

5. I am a DV-2021 selectee. When will I be able to schedule my visa interview? 

The Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) controls the scheduling for all DV cases. KCC makes its schedules over a month in advance and will contact you directly about your scheduled appointment. The Embassy has already contacted KCC and asked for DV appointments to be scheduled.


Updated 04/13/2021