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26th January 2011

Frequent readers of this blog may have noticed that the administration routinely posts the holiday closing schedules of the various US Missions in the Asia-Pacific region. The following was quoted directly from the official website of the United States Embassy with Consular jurisdiction for Suva, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu:

Listed below are Fiji and U.S. National holidays on which the Embassy is closed.

Holiday Date Observed
New Year’s Day Mon, Jan 3, 2011
Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday Mon, Jan 17, 2011
Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday Mon, Feb 14, 2011
Washington’s Birthday Mon Feb 21, 2011
Good Friday Friday, Apr 22, 2011
Easter Saturday Sat, Apr 23, 2011
Easter Monday Mon, Apr 25, 2011
Memorial Day Mon, May 30, 2011
Queen’s Birthday Mon, Jun 13, 2011
Independence Day Mon, July 4, 2011
Labor Day Mon, Sep 5, 2011
Fiji Day/Columbus Day Mon, Oct 10, 2011
Diwali Wed, Oct 26, 2011
Veterans Day Fri, Nov 11, 2011
Thanksgiving Day Thu, Nov 24, 2011
Christmas Day Mon, Dec 26, 2011
Boxing Day Tue, Dec 27, 2011

For the official homepage of the US Embassy with jurisdiction over Suva, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu please click HERE.

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 at a US Embassy or US Consulate with Consular jurisdiction over one’s place of residence. Requests for service can often be streamlined by making an appointment in advance through a US Mission’s website.

Those seeking a temporary visa such as a B-2 visa (Tourist), B-1 visa (Business visa), J-1 visa (Exchange visitor visa), or F-1 (US student visa) are likely to see their visa application processed through a non-immigrant visa (NIV) Unit abroad. Those applying for a non-immigrant visa are likely to have their application scrutinized pursuant to section 214(b) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.

Those Americans seeking family based visas for a foreign spouse (CR-1 visa, IR-1 visa) or loved one are likely to see an application processed through an Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit abroad. for purposes of Consular Processing the K-1 visa, although a non-immigrant US fiance visa, is processed in much the same way as the immigrant visa categories. At one time, US Missions abroad were processing a relatively large number of K3 visa applications. However, since the promulgation of the National Visa Center’s “administrative closure” policy relatively few K-3 visa applications are currently being adjudicated abroad. Immigrant Visa applications are generally processed only after initial immigration petition approval by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

Those seeking investment or employment visas such as the EB-5 visa or the L-1 visa are likely to only see their visa application processed after a successful adjudication at USCIS in the United States.

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