If you are applying for your visa in New York, you have hopefully seen our previous update that US citizens are eligible to mail their application to the Consulate rather than attend an in-person appointment. The Consulate in New York has also recently confirmed to us that they will now allow US citizens to drop off their application with reception at the Consulate. Note that this is different than having an in-person appointment!!
If you are a US citizen and have not applied for your visa yet, this new method is our recommendation. Please remember if you are not applying via an in-person appointment, you will need to provide a notarized copy of your debit card as well as have your Criminal History Affidavit notarized rather than presenting them in person!