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Non-Immigrant Visas

Make Your Appointment

The Consular Section requires ALL non-immigrant visa applicants, regardless of visa type, to schedule an appointment ONLINE for a visa interview.  No walk-in visa applicants will be accepted.

To schedule an appointment go to NIV Appointment System,

  1. Select Barbados then Bridgetown from the drop-down lists, and
  2. Select the calendar that applies to your visa type. 

Only those non-immigrant visa applicants who are required to appear in person for an interview need to make appointments.  

Note that E Treaty Trader applicants are not required to schedule their visa interview on-line, but should follow instructions for requesting an appointment as stated on our web site.

To book your appointment, you will need the barcode number from your DS-160 and a printer. If you do not have a printer, you will not be able to print out the confirmation page that permits you to enter the Consular Section. If you experience any problems printing the confirmation page, please record the Confirmation ID so that you can reenter the system from this page and cancel or change your appointment. You cannot reprint the confirmation page once you have exited the system. Your confirmation ID is not sent to you by email, so please write it down if you experience any problems printing it.

Each visa applicant must have his/her own appointment. If you are applying as a family, each applying member must have an appointment.

Applications for under-aged children not requiring in-person interviews may be submitted along with their parent's application without an appointment. 


  • To prevent multiple bookings by the same person, the Embassy reserves the right to cancel any appointments which do not appear to be valid reservations. Please spell your name correctly. Multiple name spellings with the same or similar passport numbers may be subject to cancellation.
  • Your appointment time printed on the confirmation letter is when you will be allowed to queue up outside of the Embassy gate to gain admission to the Consular Section. It is not the time when you will be interviewed. Your interview will take place after the initial paperwork and processing are complete. You can expect to wait about an hour and a half to two hours at the Embassy. Reading material is permitted, but electronic devices (including mobile phones), food, beverages and large bags are not allowed into the Embassy. Electronic devices can be checked at the Embassy entrance.
  • Applicants who do not arrive at their scheduled appointment time will be refused admission to the premises. Please do not arrive early for your appointment as you will not be allowed to queue up prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • Due to space limitations in our waiting room, the primary applicant will be the only person allowed into the building unless the applicant is a minor child (age 17 and under) accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or is disabled and requiring assistance. Other parties (including relatives, friends, co-workers, employers, lawyers, etc.) will not be allowed into the building unless requested to do so by a Consular official.