Fee adjustment on June 24, 2019 for international students, certain exchange visitors, and Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) schools
18 June, 2019
On May 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to adjust the fees charged to international students, certain exchange visitors, and Student and Exchange Visitor Program-certified (SEVP) schools. At 12 a.m. EDT on June 24, 2019, all students will be required to pay the new and increased fees. For additional information, please visit https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov
Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports
12 June, 2019
Visa Fee- Cash Payments –ADJUSTED BANKING HOURS
13 May, 2019
National Commercial Bank has advised that they will be upgrading their Core Banking System on the weekend of May 17, 2019. As a result, the bank will close to the public at 1p.m. on Friday May 17th.
The opening hours for all branches will be extended between May 13th-16th to facilitate additional time for customers to complete their transactions.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Normal operations will resume on Monday May 20th at 8:30am.
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.
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.