|When will the embassy reopen?||The embassy has remained open to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services throughout the pandemic. Our first priority continues to be American citizen services. In September 2020, we resumed scheduling nonimmigrant and immigrant visa interview appointments, giving priority to certain categories of visas. Appointments for some categories of routine visas, including visitor visas for vacation travel (B1/B2) are still limited at this time.|
|How are IV appointments scheduled?||
In September 2020, we resumed scheduling immigrant visa interview appointments, giving priority to certain categories of visas. DO NOT TRAVEL TO GUYANA UNTIL YOU HAVE A CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT. While Presidential Proclamations and COVID-19 health and safety measures remain in effect, we will not be able to process all categories of visas.
Visa interview appointments are scheduled in advance by the National Visa Center (NVC). The embassy does not schedule individual cases for their initial visa appointment, nor do we receive expedite requests for immigrant visa initial interviews. You must contact NVC at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/ask-nvc.html if you wish to request an expedited appointment. The appointment scheduling process is designed to provide fair consideration to all applicants, including those who have waited many years for their cases to become current.
There is no fee to schedule or reschedule an appointment—do not pay fees to third parties.
|How do I reschedule a missed appointment?||
Through our customer service website or call center.
If you missed your previous interview appointment scheduled in March, April or May 2020, you can request a new appointment by logging into your case at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/, or by calling our Customer Service Center 1-877-246-6788 (local) or 703-988-5765 (U.S). The Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fee validity dates have been extended to December 31, 2021.
|I was unable to travel due to COVID 19 on my previous visa, what can I do now?||
You can request a follow-up appointment to replace your expired visa through our Service Center website at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/, or by calling 1-877-246-6788 (local) or 703-988-5765 (U.S).
You won’t usually need a new visa interview, but you will need to present the following items on the day of your appointment:
☒ New Medical report (Contact the panel physician to schedule your appointment.)
☒ If more than one year old, please obtain a new Police Clearance
☒ New 2×2 inch photograph
☒ Visa fee to be paid to Embassy cashier
If for any reason you are unable to make this appointment date, you can request a later date through the Visa Service Center – Service Center at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/, or by calling 1-877-246-6788 (local) or 703-988-5765 (U.S).
There is no fee to obtain or change an appointment date. Do not pay fees to third parties.
|How can I get an expedited IV appointment?||
We are not able to review expedites for individual immigrant visa cases in Georgetown, but we can provide information about the expedite process.
Cases are scheduled in order of their priority, to provide fair consideration to all applicants, including those who have waited many years for their cases to become current.
Immigrant visa interview appointments are scheduled in advance by the National Visa Center (NVC). The embassy does not schedule individual cases for their initial visa appointment, nor does the embassy receive expedite requests for immigrant visa initial interviews. You must contact https://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-information/how-to-make-an-expedite-request if you wish to request an expedited immigrant visa appointment. If NVC approves an expedited interview for your visa case, NVC will forward the case file for scheduling, to an embassy. You can also request NVC to have your case sent to a different embassy during the expedite process.
There is no fee to expedite a visa interview. Expedite requests are rarely granted, because it is unfair to allow some persons to skip the long line of people waiting sometimes years for their interviews.
We have seen very few expedited appointments in cases where a child is about to age out of the visa category, or a petitioner is gravely ill and may die (with hospital and physician records).
|What if I am already in Guyana?||
Do not travel to Guyana without a confirmed visa interview appointment. Guyana’s international airport is open, and regular flights will allow you to travel in time for your appointment.
Unfortunately, you may need to prepare for a lengthy wait, if you have traveled without an appointment.
Guyanese immigration authorities will generally grant a stay of 30 days. If you travel before your appointment is confirmed, you may be forced to depart Guyana before your visa interview appointment.
As we have resumed a regular schedule of interviews, most appointments are filled and we have few cancellations; we also have a lengthy waiting list as we continue to work on renewal of visas for those who were unable to travel during COVID-19.