Answers to Your Questions about the US Embassy Islamabad

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Read to find out how to apply for an employee or family immigration visa at the US Embassy and Consulate in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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What Is the US Embassy in Islamabad?

The US Embassy in Islamabad was established on October 30, 1948, and is one of five American diplomatic missions in Pakistan. It is one of the more significant diplomatic missions in Pakistan and one of the largest in the world. The Embassy is located at the Diplomatic Enclave in Islamabad, Pakistan.

According to official Internet sites, the Consulate General in Karachi has resumed processing nonimmigrant visas. The Embassy in Islamabad has resumed both immigrant and nonimmigrant visa interviews in a limited capacity. For urgent matters, people should request an emergency appointment.

For questions about the U.S. Embassy and immigration services, contact Manji Law, P.C.


When Is the US Embassy in Islamabad Open?

The U.S. Embassy in the Islamabad location is open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. It is advised that applicants and other visitors consult the official Pakistan Embassy websites and other Internet sites to determine the department that would be able to fill their needs.

How Do You Get an Islamabad US Embassy Visa Application?

Getting a U.S. embassy visa is not easy and can be very frustrating at times. If you are trying to get a U.S. visa in Islamabad, you must know what documents you need for a visa application.

Applicants would be well advised to contact an immigration lawyer to discuss the process before going to the embassy in either the Islamabad or Karachi location.


How Do You Make an Appointment with the US Embassy in Islamabad?


The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad has launched a new app to help people book appointments with U.S. government officials. The app is available on both iOS and Android platforms for Pakistani citizens and residents. It includes a map of the embassy, detailed information about the embassy, and contact numbers for emergency services.

Since U.S. embassies and consulates have reopened their services to the public, in a phased and safe approach during COVID-19, the Embassy in Islamabad and the Karachi and Lahore and U.S. Consulates General have resumed limited notarial services and in-person passport appointments.

How Do You Determine Your Islamabad US Embassy Visa Status?

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad provides the visa status to determine whether you are eligible for an interview. The Embassy’s website is a resource offering information about:

  • Adoption services
  • American Citizen Services (ACS)
  • Consular assistance
  • Legalization and notarization
  • Passport and visa services

You can email the US embassy in Pakistan at [email protected].

If you need to know the status of your visa, then you can contact the US Embassy by phone at (92 21) 3527-5000. An H-1B visa lawyer like Manji Law, P.C. can help you determine your status.

What Questions Will Be Asked During An Immigrant Visa Interview?

The visa interview is a vital step in your application process. You should prepare for this by ensuring you have the appropriate paperwork, your visa interview appointment letter, and the official U.S. Embassy website information when you arrive. The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad requires these to conduct an interview. Interview questions might include:

1) Are you currently living outside the United States?

2) What are your plans to return to the United States?

3) Have you ever been arrested, convicted, charged with a criminal offense, or been a subject of an investigation by law enforcement authorities?

5) Have you directly or indirectly had any contact with a terrorist group or organization?

6) Do you have family members who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or other immigrants (i.e., green card holders)?

If this is the first time you have dealt with the US Embassy in Pakistan for immigrant visas, you should check out various links on the websites to familiarize yourself with the locations. After you read every page on each of the sites, if you feel you are ill-prepared, you should reschedule. Be advised, however, that this may significantly increase the amount of time it takes before the process is complete.

What Are the US Embassy Islamabad Immigration Visa Criteria?

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad requires an immigrant visa applicant to meet specific criteria. The applicant must be:

  • A citizen of a country that is eligible for an immigrant visa

  • A person with no criminal record

  • Over 16 years old

  • Able to support themselves financially

If you have other business with the U.S. Embassy, consult with a reputable attorney to determine whether they may be able to help you.