Integrity Legal

19th February 2012

In order to provide pertinent information to American travelers abroad the administration of this web log routinely posts the holiday closing schedules of various Embassies and Consulates in Asia. The following is quoted directly from the official website of the US Embassy in Burma (Myanmar):

Date Day U.S.* Burmese**
January 2 Monday New Year’s Day
January 4 Wednesday Independence Day
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King’s Birthday
February 20 Monday President’s Day
March 27 Tuesday Armed Forces Day
April 12 Thursday THINGYAN (Water Festival)
April 13 Friday THINGYAN (Water Festival)
April 16 Monday THINGYAN (Water Festival)
April 17 Tuesday Burmese New Year
May 1 Tuesday Workers’ Day
May 28 Monday Memorial Day
July 4 Wednesday Independence Day
July 19 Thursday Martyrs’ Day
August 2 Thursday Full Moon of Waso
September 3 Monday Labor Day
October 8 Monday Columbus Day
October 30 Tuesday Full moon of Thadinkyut
November 12 Monday Veteran’s Day
November 22 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
December 25 Tuesday Christmas Day Christmas Day

For further information please click HERE.

Americans seeking services which can only be provided by an American Post abroad, such as: notarial services, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, passport renewal, etc. are generally required to make an appointment online with the Embassy or Consulate prior to arrival in order to ensure that a request can be processed.

After the processing and approval of a visa petition at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) an approved petition for a travel document such as a K-1 visa, CR-1 visa, K-3 visa, or IR-1 visa is generally sent to the National Visa Center for further processing and forwarding to a US Embassy or US Consulate with appropriate jurisdiction. Upon arrival at a US Mission abroad a candidate for a US visa must undergo the Consular Processing phase of the immigration process which usually includes an interview. In some cases, the visa application is quickly approved if the Consular officer feels the case is worthy. In other cases, the officer may feel that further documentation is necessary to approve the application. Under such circumstances, a 221g request for further documentation is issued and the visa candidate is given a specified period of time to remedy the deficiency before expiration of the application. Immigrant visa applications are generally processed by an immigrant visa unit at a US Post abroad. Meanwhile, non-immigrant visa applications are usually processed by a non-immigrant visa unit abroad. For purposes of Consular Processing a K-1 visa is usually treated in much the same way as an immigrant visa.

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