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Immigrant Visas (old)


Persons wishing to reside permanently in the United States will need an immigrant visa. The most common categories of Immigrant Visas are: 

  • Immediate Relatives
  • Family-based (certain relatives of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents)
  • Employment-based
  • Diversity Visas for winners of the DV lottery

Due to security requirements and staffing limitations, only those with appointments or with specific business, such as reporting a lost green card, will be admitted to the Consular Section. We are not able to accept in person requests for visa-related information. If you require visa information, please check our website. 

Please visit our FAQ Page for answers to your most frequently asked questions. 

For inquiries about Immigrant Visas or Adoption issues, please contact the visa call center at 246-620-3399. If you are calling from the U.S., please call 703-988-5710.

For specific questions related to your immigrant visa case, please send us an email at In your email please include your case number (begins with BGN), the beneficiary and petitioner's name, a telephone number where you can be reached, and a full description of your concern.

Mailing Address: 

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown
Consular Section - IV Unit
Wildey Business Park
Wildey, St. Michael
Barbados, W.I.

Important Notice

  • Each Applicant immigrating to the United States of America must complete the Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Form DS-260 in the Consular Electronic Application Center replacing the DS-230.

    In order to access the DS-260, all applicants will need their NVC Case Number and Invoice ID Number found on the NVC welcome letter. If you are not able to access othe DS-260 form online, you must contact NVC at or
    TEL: 1-603-334-0700.


  • Diversity Visa Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters

    The Department of State, Office of Visa Services, advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program (Visa Lottery) applicants. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants. Review the procedures for the DV program provided at the Department of State website on the DV Program, so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and from whom.


  • Immigrant Visa DHS Domestic Processing Fee

    Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee. For more details on the new  fee, including contact information for USCIS, or  for any further questions, please visit the USCIS website.