Embassy to Require Appointments for All Non-immigrant Visa
Applicants Effective March 16
March 16, 2009, the U.S. Embassy Bridgetown will require ALL
non-immigrant visa applicants, regardless of visa type, to
schedule ON-LINE an appointment for a visa interview. Effective
March 16, the Consular Section will not accept any walk-in
visa applicants. Anyone appearing at the Embassy without an
appointment made on-line will be turned away. These changes
are part of our continued effort to provide good customer
service, streamline the visa process, and decrease wait times.
The Embassy remains committed to accommodating visa applicants
and facilitating legitimate travel to the United States. We
will continue to expedite visa appointments for students who
are unable to get an appointment prior to their travel date
and in cases of true emergencies, when an immediate appointment
date is not available. You will be required to provide proof
of your school’s start date or proof of the emergency
for which you need an expedited appointment. Failure to plan
ahead for non-emergency travel is not grounds for an expedited
those non-immigrant visa applicants who are required to appear
in person for an interview need to make appointments. Visa
applications for children under the age of 14 and persons
80 years of age or older may be submitted by mail -- a personal
appearance is not required.
For information on the non-immigrant visa application process,
please visit the Consular Section’s web site at http://barbados.usembassy.gov/consular.html.
To schedule an appointment, click here [***INSERT hyperlink
http://evisaforms.state.gov/schedulingsystem.asp for WEB VERSION,
write out URL for print version] and select the calendar that
applies to your visa type.
The staff of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section in
Bridgetown, Barbados appreciates the public’s understanding
and cooperation as these changes take effect.