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Immigrant Visas

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown has resumed processing of immigrant visas.

DNA Testing for Immigrant Visa cases or USCIS:

DNA has resumed processing and appointments are readily available for testing. For more information, please contact our DNA unit at BridgetownFPU@state.gov.

Non-Immigrant Visas

Effective September 2022, U.S. Embassy Bridgetown resumed regular processing of non-immigrant visas for all non-immigrant visa categories.

We do accept applicants who are third-country applicants or non-residents of our consular district in LIMITED numbers. Please see more here: Non-Resident Applicants – U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS (usembassy.gov)

The current wait time for visitor (B1/B2) and student (F/J/M) visa interview appointments as well as the processing times for interview waiver cases (once received) can be found here . Visa appointment fees are non-refundable, so you should carefully consider the interview wait time when deciding whether to pursue an appointment.  If you would like an appointment to apply for a visa, please visit this website: Sign in or Create an Account | Official U.S. Department of State Visa Appointment Service | Barbados | English (usvisa-info.com)

Interview Waiver for Certain Visa Classes: We are pleased to announce interview waivers for visa renewals. If your tourist/business, student, or crew visa (B1/B2, F1, F2, J1, J2, M1, M2, or C1/D) is still valid, or expired less than four years ago, you may be able to renew your visa without an in-person interview.  Formerly, the limit was one year. Eligibility for an interview waiver will be determined during the process of scheduling an appointment on this website  . Instructions will be provided if you are eligible.  Please note that if you are not applying for one of the above-mentioned visa types, or if you are applying for a visa for the first time, you are not eligible for an interview waiver.

Important notice: Visa fee increase

The application fee for visitor and certain other non-immigrant visa categories will increase  from $160 to $185, effective June 17, 2023. Similarly, the application fee for certain petition-based nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers (H, L, O, P, Q, and R categories) will increase from $190 to $205.  The fee for a treaty trader, treaty investor, and treaty applicants in a specialty occupation (E category) will increase from $205 to $315.  Applicants who paid for their visa application before June 17, 2023 will not be charged any additional fees.

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What is a Visa?

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport.

Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The Visa section of this website is about U.S. visas for foreign citizens and nationals to travel to the United States. Visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.

Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States. When planning travel abroad a U.S. citizen may need a visa issued by the embassy or consulate of the country they wish to visit

What Type of Visa Do You Need?

For short-term visits to the United States (for tourism, business, education, and more), you can go directly to the online application (form DS-160). For immigrant visas,  which are issued to foreign nationals who intend to live and work permanently in the United States, you can visit the U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services site for the relevant forms.  If you are unsure what type of visa you need, please use the Visa Wizard below. 

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