On Friday, October 9, 2015, consular operations at all embassies and consulates will be closed to the public due to a planned consular systems upgrade. Application Service Centers (ASCs) connected to certain posts may also be affected by the systems upgrade. Individuals who have an appointment scheduled for that date will be contacted to reschedule. Instructions for emergency requests for appointment will be provided by individual posts. Please make sure to check individual post websites for additional information.