U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Resumes Processing of Routine In-person Appointments in All Nonimmigrant Visa Categories

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Resumes Processing of Routine In-person Appointments in All Nonimmigrant Visa Categories


The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown is pleased to resume processing of routine in-person
appointments in all Nonimmigrant visa categories starting in September 2022. To
schedule an appointment, please visit our website at bb.usembassy.gov/visas.

The Department of State has authorized consular officers to waive the in-person
interview requirement for certain categories of Nonimmigrant visa applicants
through 31 December 2022. This new authorization applies to travelers applying for
F, H-1, H-3, H-4, non-blanket L, M, O, P, Q, and academic J visas who were previously
issued any type of visa, if they are applying for a visa in their country of nationality
or residence. This authorization does not apply to applicants who have a previous
refusal that was not subsequently waived or overcome. Adjudicating consular officers
may request an in-person interview if additional information is required from
applicants.

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Applicants renewing any visa within 48 months of expiration also continue to be
eligible for interview waiver. Due to reduced staffing and numerous pandemic-
related disruptions to our operations since March 2020, demand is high for B1/B2
tourism and business visas and wait times may be lengthy for appointments in this
category at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown.

For more information see:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html

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