Urgent Information For Visa Applicants Regarding Novel Coronavirus

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Government has imposed restrictions and requirements that may affect travel to the United States. Please review the information below before scheduling or attending a visa-related appointment.

Presidential Proclamations on Novel Coronavirus

Extension of Visa Fee Validity

CDC Expands Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement to All Air Passengers Entering the United States

Rescission of Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983

Rescission of Presidential Proclamation 10014

Expiration of Presidential Proclamation 10052

U.S. Visa and Travel Updates

For the latest information from the U.S. Department of State regarding visa issues and travel to the United States, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news.html.


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Welcome, U.S. Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants

You are at the official nonimmigrant (temporary) visa information and appointment website for the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica.

MANDATORY Quarantine Requirements for Attending Appointments

TO ALL APPLICANTS: Please note that any and all international arrivals intending to interview for visas in the consular section MUST complete a documented 14 day quarantine in order to be granted access to the Consular Section for interview. Failure to provide evidence of completing the mandatory 14 day quarantine will result in cancellation of your visa appointment. The Embassy does not/not accept any exceptions or exemptions that may have been issued by local health authorities, and does not accept or review any COVID testing results. If you have arrived internationally and have not completed a full 14 day quarantine prior to your appointment, you should not present yourself at the Embassy, but rather reschedule your own date until such a time as you have completed this quarantine requirement. There are no exceptions to this requirement.


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