Extension of Visa Fee Validity

The U.S. Department of State understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that U.S. Missions will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until December 31, 2021, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.

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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NOTE: Please be advised that the U.S. Embassy in Kingston does NOT accept visa applications from applicants who are not citizens of Jamaica or the Cayman Islands (the Embassy’s consular district), or otherwise legally residing in those countries. The only exception to this policy are C1/D crew member visas, which the Embassy will continue to process.

Please proceed with the scheduling of the appointment only if you are a citizen or resident in the Embassy’s consular district or if you are applying for a C1/D crew member visa. All other applicants will NOT be processed.

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