Press Release
September 15, 2022
U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown resumes routine in-person processing of all nonimmigrant visa categories

The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown has resumed processing of routine in-person  appointments in all Nonimmigrant visa categories starting in September 2022.

To  schedule an appointment, please visit their website at

“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,” a release from the US Embassy in Bridgetown dated September 15 said.

“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.”

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