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7th March 2011

Frequent readers may have noticed that the administration of this blog posts the holiday closing schedules of various US Posts in Asia as a courtesy to American travelers abroad. To quote directly from the official website of the United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan:

The U.S. Mission will officially observe only the holidays listed below.





Jan 17 Mon Birthday of M.L. King,Jr. American
Feb 15 Tue *Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi Pakistani
Feb 21 Mon President’s Day American
Mar 23 Wed Pakistan Day Pakistani
May 30 Mon Memorial Day American
Jul 4 Mon Independence Day American
Aug 14 Sun Independence Day Pakistani
Aug 31, Sep 1
& Sep 2
Wed, Thu
& Fri
*Eid-ul-Fitr Pakistani
Sep 5 Mon Labor Day American
Oct 10 Mon Columbus Day American
Nov 6
7 & 8
Sun, Mon
*Eid-ul-Azha Pakistani
Nov 9 Wed **Iqbal Day Pakistani
Nov 11 Fri Veterans Day American
Nov 24 Thu Thanksgiving American
Dec 5 & 6 Mon&Tue *9th & 10th Muharram Pakistani
Dec 26 Mon Christmas American

Those interested in viewing the official homepage of the United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan please click HERE.

Those seeking services which can only be provided by an American Citizen Services Section of a US Embassy or US Consulate abroad (such as issuance of a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, US Passport, and additional visa pages for a previously issued US Passport) are well advised to attempt to set an appointment for services in advance as doing so can greatly streamline the processing of bona fide requests.

Those seeking travel documents such as the US tourist visa (B-2 visa), US business visa (B-1 visa), US student visa (F-1 visa), and the US exchange visitor visa (J-1 visa) are likely to see their visa application processed at a Non-Immigrant (NIV) Unit abroad. It should be noted that the non-immigrant visa applications noted above are generally analyzed by interviewing Consular Officers pursuant to section 214(b) of the United States Immigration and Nationality Act.

Those seeking immigrant visas such as the IR-1 visa or the CR-1 visa for foreign spouses and loved ones of US Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents are likely to see their visa application processed at an Immigrant Visa (IV) Unit abroad. It should be noted that the US fiance visa, categorized as the K-1 visa, is processed in much the same manner as the immigrant visas notwithstanding the fact that the K-1 is a non-immigrant visa category.

Those seeking an EB-5 visa as a prospective immigrant investor or an L-1 visa as a prospective intra-company transferee are likely to only see their visa application processed pursuant to an approved immigration petition at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

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