Due to a consular systems upgrade, consular operations at all U.S. embassies and consulates will be closed to the public on Friday, October 9, 2015. Posts will advise those who already have an appointment scheduled for that date that they will be contacted to reschedule. We expect individual posts to provide instructions on methods to request an emergency appointment. Additionally, Application Service Centers (ASCs) connected to certain posts may also experience closures. Please review individual embassy/consulate websites for additional information in coming days.