U.S. Embassy Switching to New System for Visa Applications as of Thu. 21st March 2013

The Embassy of the United States of America to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean is transitioning to a new appointment and document delivery service for the non-immigrant visa unit.  Implemented at U.S. Embassies worldwide, the new process is designed to be more convenient and user-friendly.  In addition to the new online system, call center representatives will substantially expand available hours for applicants to obtain information by phone.

Starting March 21, 2013, applicants can book a new appointment online: http://barbados.usvisa-info.com or by phone: 246-620-3399.

Call center representatives will be available:

Monday-Friday, 7:00am-9:00pm (local time)

The Embassy website, http://barbados.usembassy.gov, will include updates about the changes, general visa information and a link to the new scheduling website.

These two websites and the call center are the only official sources of general visa information and are the only authorized methods to schedule a personal visa interview.  Applicants who have scheduled an appointment under the old system should proceed using the existing procedure.

These two websites and the call center are the only official sources of general visa information and are the only authorized methods to schedule a personal visa interview. Applicants who have scheduled an appointment under the old system should proceed using the existing procedure.

New Non-Immigrant Visa Application Procedure

1.      Complete your DS-160 Online Visa Application at https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC/

2.      Visit http://barbados.usvisa-info.com and create an account ID.
3.      Use a credit card to pay your application fee.  Applicants located in Barbados can also pay cash at Scotiabank locations.
4.      Schedule an appointment for your visa interview online athttp://barbados.usvisa-info.com or by phone through the call center.  This service will be free of charge.
5.      Applicants will be able to pick up their passports at no additional cost from the DHL office in Barbados.  Similar to the current procedure, if applicants wish to pay for an additional courier service to another location, they can do so independently or make arrangements with DHL personnel co-located at the U.S. Embassy.

If you have additional questions, please visit our website,http://barbados.usembassy.gov/visas_to_us.html or contact the call center at 246-620-3399.

You can also “like” our U.S. Embassy Bridgetown page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/USEmbassyBarbados) to learn about upcoming visa chats!

More information is available as “Frequently Asked Questions” on the U.S. State Department’s web page: http://travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_4401.html   Additional information on the visa application process is available on U.S. Embassy Bridgetown’s website athttp://barbados.usembassy.gov/.

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