Consular jurisdiction refers to the geographic area for which a consulate is authorized to issue visas. When a consulate isjurisdictional, visas can only be processed for those residing within their jurisdiction. For the most part, visas can be processed in Washington, D.C., without regard to consular jurisdiction. Nevertheless, there are many countries require that all visa applications be submitted in the assigned consular jurisdiction. Rush Passport makes the visa application process faster and easier as we are always up to date on regulations for all countries including those that are jurisdictional.