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Alert – Resumption of Additional Consular Services
July 20, 2020

U.S. Citizen Services

Effective July 22, 2020, the United States Embassy in Barbados will provide routine passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and notarial services on a limited and by appointment only basis.  If you need to renew an adult passport, please follow the instructions here.


As of July 22, the United States Embassy in Barbados is resuming certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including: F1, J1, M1, O1, P1, C1/D and Interview Waiver and Renewal Interview Waiver categories for nonimmigrants and IR1/2/3 and CR1/2 categories for immigrants.  While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there are likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs.  The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at  https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-bb/niv, or 246-623-9832 or 246-6239833 to request an emergency appointment.

Applicants for H1B, H2B, H4, L and certain J categories covered by Presidential Proclamation 10052 should request an appointment only if you have reason to believe you may qualify for one of the exceptions listed in the Proclamation here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspending-entry-aliens-present-risk-u-s-labor-market-following-coronavirus-outbreak/.

If you are currently unable to travel to Barbados for your visa appointment due to commercial flight restrictions, you have the option to attempt to secure an appointment by contacting your nearest reachable U.S. Embassy or Consulate.