The Consular Section assists American citizens in the Eastern Caribbean and provides visa services (both non-immigrant and immigrant) to residents of the Consular District. For American Citizen Services (ACS) purposes, the District covers the seven independent countries of the Eastern Caribbean plus the French overseas départements of Martinique and Guadeloupe, the French “overseas collectivities” of St. Barthélemy and St. Martin, and the British overseas territories of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Montserrat. We are also the visa-issuing post for residents of Grenada and the three Eastern Caribbean islands of the Netherlands Antilles: Saba, St. Eustatius and Dutch St. Maarten.
The Consular Section issues U.S. passports and reports of birth abroad (the equivalent of a U.S. birth certificate), performs notarial services, acts on behalf of the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide federal benefits to retirees, monitors arrests of American citizens within the Consular District, and visits incarcerated Americans to determine that jail conditions provide a minimally healthful environment, and that Americans are being treated in a manner consistent with local and international law.
The Consular Section works with authorities of the host country to assist American victims of crime and to locate missing Americans, assists the families of Americans who die in our Consular District, and assists Americans who are destitute or seriously ill. The Consular Section is also responsible for assisting American citizens in our consular district in the event of natural disasters or other large-scale emergencies.
The Consular Section is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, except on U.S and Barbados holidays. Appointments for visas can be made online. U.S. citizens do not need appointments, and can visit the Consular Section anytime between 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The U.S. Embassy is located in the Wildey Business Park in Wildey, St. Michael.