Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) and Immigrant Visa (IV)

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.

Visa Processing Under Covid-19 Restrictions Questions

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Exceptions

Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease 2019

Extension of Visa Fee Validity

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

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:


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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.

U.S. Embassy, Kingston will resume certain nonimmigrant visa services

As of Monday, July 20, 2020, the United States Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica, is resuming certain nonimmigrant visa services, including: F and M student visas, B1/B2 tourist/business visa renewals that are eligible for interview waiver, H-2A temporary agricultural worker visas, and C1/D transit/crew visas. While the Embassy aims to process cases as soon as practicable, there will likely be increased wait times for many visa services. The MRV visa application 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 truly urgent matter (such as a family emergency or dire medical circumstance) and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided below at to request an emergency appointment:


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