The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our visa system. We are operating at a significantly reduced capacity and will be until we clear the document backlog.
This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.
We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon. We will be posting updates to Travel.State.Gov as more information becomes available.
The Embassy of the United States of America in Barbados has transitioned to a new appointment and document delivery service for the non-immigrant visa section.
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.
Important Note: When appearing for the appointment, all applicants must bring both the confirmation page for their online application and a copy of their receipt. Applicants will no longer be admitted on the premises without these documents.
Effective March 21, 2013, applicants can book a new appointment online or by phone.
Call Center representatives are available:
Monday-Friday, 7:00am-9:00pm (local time)
Call Center representatives can be contacted at:
United States 703-439-2357
NEW VISA APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING SYSTEM
To schedule your non-immigrant visa appointment, you can contact us at both numbers listed 246-620-3399 (Barbados), or 703-439-2357 (U.S.) or visit our website.
TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE VISITORS TO OUR CONSULAR DISTRICT
With rare exceptions, visa applicants temporarily visiting our consular district should apply at the U.S. Consular Section in their country of residence. If the applicant is not a resident of the Eastern Caribbean, interviewing officers at the U.S. Consular Section in Barbados may not have experience in evaluating the circumstances in the applicant's country of residence. The applicant will, therefore, have greater difficulty establishing eligibility for a U.S. visa when applying in Barbados than would be experienced in the applicant's home country.
Many visitors to the Eastern Caribbean are denied visas under these circumstances. Consequently, we strongly urge visitors to this region to apply for U.S. visas in their country of residence.