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15th June 2010

Frequently on this blog the author tries to post information that may be of relevance to future visa seekers. Below is a schedule of the holidays quoted from the website of the US Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh:

2010 Mission Holiday Schedule Following is the Holiday Schedule for 2010 that will be observed by all U.S. Government agencies in Bangladesh.

HOLIDAYS DATES MISSION CLOSED
New Year’s Day American December 31, 2009 Thursday
Martin Luther King’s Birthday American January 17 Sunday+
Washington’s Birthday American February 14 Sunday+
Martyr’s Day (Int’l Language Day) Bangladeshi February 21 Sunday
Bengali New Year’s Day Bangladeshi April 14 Wednesday
Buddha Purnima# Bangladeshi May 27 Thursday#
Memorial Day American May 30 Sunday+
Independence Day American July 4 Sunday
Shab-e-Barat* Bangladeshi July 28 Wednesday*
Labor Day American September 5 Sunday+
Shab-e-Quadr* Bangladeshi September 7 Tuesday*
Eid-ul-Fitr* Bangladeshi September 12 Sunday*
Columbus Day American October 10 Sunday+
Durga Puja# Bangladeshi October 17 Sunday#
Veterans Day American November 11 Thursday
Eid-ul-Azha* Bangladeshi November 17 & 18 Wednesday* & Thursday
Thanksgiving Day American November 25 Thursday
Victory Day Bangladeshi December 16 Thursday
Christmas Day American December 26 Sunday+

Please note that, although the Bangladesh Government observes more Bangladeshi holidays than those noted above, only these will be observed for purposes of closing the Embassy.

Notes: (*) Date subject to appearance of the moon.
(#) Date subject to change as the religious pundits select an auspicious date based the zodiac,  position of star, moon or other celestial bodies.

(+) American holidays that normally fall on Friday, Saturday or Monday will be observed on the following or preceding workday, due to Sunday-Thursday work week in Bangladesh.

For those with business at any US Embassy or US Consulate overseas it is prudent to note that local events on the ground can have a tremendous impact upon US Embassies and Consulates as staff are generally not required to come to the Post and the Post will cease operation under special circumstances. Therefore, those who must travel to a US Embassy to visit American Citizen Services or the Visa Unit are well advised to call-ahead in order to be certain that the Post is open.

In Consular Processing matters,  Consular closures can delay the visa process. That said, those who still have a case pending with USCIS need to be less concerned with the Embassy’s holiday closing schedule and more immediately concerned with the current USCIS processing times. As the US Family Visa process is bifurcated it is wise to note that three major agencies are involved in the adjudication of US visa cases: USCIS, the National Visa Center, and the US Embassy with appropriate jurisdiction over the Beneficiary. Therefore, those seeking answers as to why the process is delayed would be wise to note which agency is currently in possession of the petition or application.

With regard to processing of certain visa categories, recent Department of State fee increases could have an effect upon the overall immigration process. This is of special importance for those seeking a K1 visa or a K3 Visa.

For further related information please see: US Visa Thailand or US fiance visa.

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