After the Interview
Pay Fee for Return of Passport
For Barbados Residents: If your application is approved, unless you bring a pre-paid courier pak from a courier service of your choice to your interview, we will return your passport to you via DHL within 5 business days. Please make arrangements with the DHL representative in our lobby to pre-pay an airway bill for delivery of your passport. If you need your passport returned without the visa, you will have to send the passport back to us via courier. When you send the passport, you must send a pre-paid airway bill and mailer for delivery back to you. The cost for DHL delivery one-way within Barbados is US$10, or BBD$20.
For Applicants Living Outside Barbados: If your application is approved, and you have with you other identification to travel home, you may leave your passport for visa issuance. For most Caribbean nationals, typically acceptable forms of identification to travel home include expired passport, current National ID card with a picture (also known as Voter's ID or Social Security Card), and/or driver's license. Please verify in advance of your departure from your home country which document(s) will be acceptable for return travel. If you need your current passport to travel home, your passport will be returned to you after the interview. After you return to your country of residence, please send your passport back to:
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown
Non-immigrant Visa Unit,
Wildey Office Park, Wildey,
St. Michael, Barbados
via courier for visa issuance. You must enclose your passport and a pre-paid courier airway bill and mailer for delivery of the passport and visa back to you. Once your passport arrives at our Visa Unit, we will issue your visa and return your passport to you via your courier within 7 business days. You may make arrangements with the DHL representative in our lobby or use a courier company of your choice in your home country. If you choose DHL, the rate will be US$48 for two-way service. (For one-way international service, the rate is US$24.) To help us provide the fastest possible service, customers are asked to bring exact change.
Note: We do not guarantee that every case will be processed within five to seven business days. Some cases may require additional processing, which could result in a delay of up to six weeks or more. Do not make final travel plans until your passport is in your possession.