Integrity Legal

12th January 2011

Those who view this blog with any regularity may have noticed that the administration routinely posts the holiday closing schedules of the various United States Embassies and United States Consulates in the Southern and Southeast Asia region as a courtesy to readers. The following is quoted directly from the official website of the American Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia:

U.S. Holiday Indonesian Holiday Date Day
New Year’s Day New Year’s Day January 1 Saturday
Birthday of Martin
Luther King, Jr.
January 17 Monday
Chinese New Year February 3 Thursday
Muhammad’s Birthday February 15 Tuesday
Washington’s
Birthday

[President's Day]
February 21 Monday
Nyepi Saka March 5 Saturday
Good Friday April 22 Friday
Waisak May 17 Tuesday
Memorial Day May 30 Monday
Ascension of Christ June 2 Thursday
Ascension of Muhammad June 29 Wednesday
Independence
Day (U.S.)
July 4 Monday
Indonesian
Indepedence Day
August 17 Wednesday
Idul Fitri
1 Syawal 1432 H
August 30-
September 1
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Labor Day September 5 Monday
Columbus Day October 10 Monday
Idul Adha 1432 H November 6 Sunday
Veterans Day November 11 Friday
Thanksgiving Day November 24 Thursday
Muslim New Year
1433 H
November 27 Sunday
Christmas Day December 25 Sunday
Christmas Day December 26 Monday

Those seeking services such as the issuance of a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, US Passport, or additional visa pages for a previously issued US Passport are well advised to contact an American Citizen Services Section of the nearest US Embassy or US Consulate with appropriate Consular jurisdiction. It should be noted that in many cases it is possible for one to set an appointment with American Citizen Services in advance. In many cases, setting such an appointment in advance can greatly streamline the processing of requests brought before the Post.

Generally, visa applicant seeking non-immigrant visas such as the B-2 visa (US Tourist Visa), B-1 visa (US Business Visa), F-1 visa (US Student Visa), J-1 visa (Cultural Exchange) are required to process their application through a Non-Immigrant Visa (NIV) Unit abroad. Those seeking non-immigrant visas are generally scrutinized pursuant to section 214(b) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.

Those seeking US family visas for loved ones from Indonesia are likely to process their request through an Immigrant Visa Unit. However, it should be noted that most immigrant visa applications are only processed after the initial adjudication and approval of an immigration petition at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). For spouses the CR-1 and the IR-1 visa categories have seen increasing popularity since the administrative closure of many K-3 visa applications. For application processing purposes the K-1 visa, although a US fiance visa classified as a non-immigrant travel document, is treated in much the same way as its immigrant visa counterpart.

The Investor visa category commonly referred to as the EB-5 visa requires the applicant to initially process an immigration petition through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). This is also generally true for L-1 visa seekers. In some cases, those seeking an E-2 visa do not need to process an immigration petition if the applicant is not within the jurisdiction of the United States (as defined in the US Immigration and Nationality Act).

For those wishing to visit the official homepage of the US Embassy in Jakarta please click HERE.

Those seeking information related to recent developments in Indonesia please see: EB-5 Visa Indonesia, US Visa Indonesia, or K1 Visa Indonesia.


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