Disinfo: US stops issuing visas in Armenia due to tense situation in region

Summary

The US Embassy in Yerevan stopped issuing entry visas to Armenian citizens, saying the decision was temporary and was due to increased security measures.

“Due to the events in the Middle East, the US Embassy in Yerevan temporarily suspended the provision of certain visa services,” – the embassy said on January 8.

Disproof

The American Embassy in Yerevan did not suspend the issuance of visas. In a press release, published on 7th of January, the US Embassy informed about "a change in Embassy entry procedures when visiting the Consular section". The embassy statement does not mention that visas will no longer be issued:

"Large personal bags will no longer be permitted. You must plan on not having any item larger than a handbag with you when visiting the U.S. Embassy.  If you have larger items, you will not be permitted to enter the Embassy, you will not be able to store your items with guards, or leave them at the guard shack at the Embassy hilltop," 

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  • Reported in: Issue181
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Iran, Armenia, US
  • Keywords: security threat

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