Urgent information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus
6 February, 2020
Any individuals with pending consular appointments who (1) were physically present within the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within the last 14 days, (2) are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or (3) believe they have may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, are strongly encouraged to postpone their appointments by at least 14 days. There is no fee to change an appointment and visa application fees are valid for one year in the country where the fee was paid.
To postpone your appointment, please sign in to your user account, select the “Continue” option, and follow the system instructions under the “ reschedule appointment” action. If you require further assistance please refer to our "Help" section at the bottom of the page.
New restrictions on travel to the United States for non-U.S. citizens
3 February, 2020
Entry of aliens who were present in China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, within 14 days prior to their arrival at the port of entry in the United States is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation. If you reside in China, have traveled to China recently, or intend to travel to China prior to your planned trip to the United States, we recommend you postpone your visa interview appointment until 14 days subsequent to your departure from China.
Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports
12 June, 2019
Important information for Third Country National (TCN) visa applicants
18 August, 2015
The U.S Embassy in Kingston is unable to accommodate visa interview requests from third country nationals who are not resident in the Embassys consular district of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. The only exceptions to this policy are C1/D crew member visas, which the Embassy will continue to process.
If you have no long term status in Jamaica, the best place to apply for a visa is in your home country.