Guidance on Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations

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Guidance on Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations

Due to a lapse in U.S. Government appropriations, this site will not be regularly updated until full operations resume. Updates will be limited to events and issues involving the safety of human life or the protection of property, or those determined to be essential to national security.

On January 19, the Acting Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources issued guidance on the State Department's operations during a lapse in appropriations. You can read the full guidance here.

At this time, scheduled passport and visa services in the United States and at our posts overseas will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. Go to travel.state.gov for additional information and updates.