Integrity Legal

10th Sep 2010

Those who track this blog on a regular basis will no doubt notice that the administration frequently posts the holiday closing schedules of American Embassies and Consulates throughout Asia. This is done in an effort to forestall fruitless trips to American Missions abroad. The following was directly quoted from the official website of the United States Embassy in Mongolia:

Date Week Day Holiday Nationality
Jan 01 Friday New Year’s Day
Jan 18 Monday Martin Luther King’s, Jr. Day
Feb 15 Monday Lunar New Year*/Washington’s Birthday
Feb 16 Tuesday Lunar New Year*
March 8 Monday International Women’s Day
May 31 Monday Memorial Day
June 1 Tuesday Mother and Child Day
July 5 Monday Independence Day
July 12 Monday National Holiday Naadam
July 13 Tuesday National Holiday Naadam
Sep 6 Monday Labor Day
Oct 11 Monday Columbus Day
Nov 11 Thursday Veterans Day
Nov 25 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
Nov 26 Friday Constitution Day
Dec 24 Friday Christmas Day
Dec 31 Friday New Year’s Day

The Embassy will be closed for the following holidays in 2011

Date Week Day Holiday Nationalityn
Dec 31 Friday New Year’s Day
Jan 17 Monday Martin Luther King’s, Jr. Day
Feb 3 Thursday Lunar New Year *
Feb 4 Friday Lunar New Year *
Feb 21 Monday Washington’s Birthday
March 8 Tuesday International Women’s Day
May 30 Monday Memorial Day
June 1 Wednesday Mother and Child Day
July 4 Monday Independence Day
July 11 Monday National Holiday Naadam
July 12 Tuesday National Holiday Naadam
July 13 Wednesday National Holiday Naadam
Sep 5 Monday Labor Day
Oct 10 Monday Columbus Day
Nov 11 Friday Veteran’s Day
Nov 24 Thursday Thanksgiving Day
Nov 25 Friday Constitution Day
Dec 26 Monday Christmas Day

*Lunar New Year date may change according to the local Astrologers’ decision.

Many Americans and foreign nationals seek services from American Diplomatic and Consular Posts located throughout the world. Many seek services which can only be obtained from an American official. These services include, but are not limited to: issuance of Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, addition of visa pages, renewal of a US passport, and /or notarial services. Those seeking such services are well advised to check the official website of the post in order to ascertain if an appointment can be made online to visit the US Embassy. Setting an appointment in advance can greatly streamline the processing of requests at an American Citizen Services Section of an American Consulate abroad.

Those seeking a US visa are well advised to check with the appropriate US Consulate in order to obtain information about the procedures for setting a visa interview appointment. Generally, the protocols for setting a non-immigrant visa interview appointment are different from the procedures for setting an immigrant visa interview appointment (generally, for purposes of Consular Processing the K1 visa is treated as an immigrant visa).

For related information please see: US Visa China or US Visa Indonesia.

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