Thursday 3 December, 2020

Visa processing service resume for St Lucia and OECS

The Embassy of the United States of America has informed the
Government of Saint Lucia that it has resumed services for issuance of routine tourist, student and business visas
in the B1/B2 category at the US Embassy Consular Section in Barbados as of Monday 16 November 2020, with
the next available open appointments starting 1st December 2020.

The US Embassy in Barbados took a decision to suspend  visa processing services in March in light of the evolving worldwide pandemic and in order to minimize exposure of staff and patrons.

Appointments will only be available for applicants who reside within the Embassy's consular district that
encompasses Saint Lucia; countries within the territories of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States; and
the French and United Kingdom jurisdictions in the Eastern Caribbean.

Applicants residing outside of Barbados who wish to schedule an in-person Interview, must strictly adhere to all
immigration restrictions imposed by the Government of Barbados and are expected to strictly adhere to
Barbadian Ministry of Health protocols.

A visa appointment at the US Embassy does NOT exempt applicants from
required quarantine or isolation stipulations.

All applicants must wear facial covering while inside the embassy and adhere to posted instructions about health
safety including social distancing and the application of hand sanitizer.

Any applicant experiencing flu-like
symptoms including fever should NOT appear for the scheduled interview.

United States entry bans from designated global hotspots of COVID-19 remain in effect.

Therefore, the
overwhelming majority of travelers from the United Kingdom, Ireland, the European Union (Schengen Zone),
Brazil, China, and Iran, even with a valid non-immigrant visa will not be permitted to enter the United States if
one has been to any of the listed geographic zones within fourteen (14) days.

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