Announcements

Important Information for Visiting U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados for your Visa Appointment

22 November, 2019

Please be aware that there is extremely limited standing and sitting space available for the public outside the Embassy to wait for their scheduled appointment.

Only visa applicants with scheduled appointments and parents of minor children will be allowed onto Embassy grounds and into the Consular Section waiting room. Those who are simply accompanying applicants and do not have their own individual appointment will be denied entry into the Embassy and will be without a public waiting area.

Arriving early for your visa appointment does not mean faster service. We do not operate on a “first come, first served” basis; instead, each visa applicant has a scheduled appointment time to allow for time and space constraints within the Embassy. Therefore, visa applicants will be allowed entry into the Embassy no more than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment. If you arrive earlier than 15 minutes before your appointment time, you will be asked to leave and return closer to your appointment time.

Applicants should not bring electronics with them for their appointments if possible. Mobile phones, laptops, or tablets are not allowed into the Consular Section. All applicants must turn off their cell phones and go through security screening before entering the Embassy, similar to entering an airport. If an applicant must bring a mobile phone, then it must be checked with Embassy security personnel and retrieved upon departing the Embassy. Embassy security personnel will not secure items larger than a mobile phone. In order to speed up security checks and reduce time spent in lines, applicants should not bring suitcases, large bags, backpacks, or any other large or bulky objects, as there is no storage space available at the Embassy and these items will not be allowed into the Consular Section.

Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports

12 June, 2019

As of June 7, 2019 the Department of State recognizes that previously issued Venezuelan passports and “prorrogas” have been extended by decree of interim Venezuelan President Guaido for an additional five years past their printed date of expiration. Passports rendered valid by this decree will be accepted for visa and other consular services.

Supreme Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (December 4, 2017)

11 December, 2017

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/presidential-proclamation-archive/2017-12-04-Presidential-Proclamation.html.

Attention: Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in People's’ Republic of China passports

28 November, 2016

As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.

EVUS enrollment is available at www.EVUS.gov. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at www.cbp.gov/EVUS.

自2016年11月29日起,所有持中华人民共和国护照和10年期B1、B2或B1/B2签证的中国公民赴美前,必须通过签证更新电子系统(EVUS)更新与签证申请有关的个人信息和其它信息。此更新须每两年进行一次,或者在获得新护照或新的B1、B2或B1/B2签证时进行更新,以先到期者为准。

EVUS登记网站为 www.EVUS.gov。目前EVUS登记不收费。在实施收费规定之前,旅客可免费进行登记。美国国土安全部海关和边境保护局(CBP)将通过网站 www.cbp.gov/EVUS 向签证持有人公布最新信息。