Updates on Immigrant Visa Processing in Guyana

  • The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana is a regional immigrant visa processing center for applicants from Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Cuba. We heard the calls to increase immigrant visa processing in Guyana due to extended visa wait times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In recent months, the U.S. Embassy in Guyana has significantly increased immigrant visa processing.  For further information on operating status, please visit our Embassy Website:  https://gy.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/


  • As we increase immigrant visa processing, we also expanded the capacity of our panel physicians by designating two new medical clinics to meet the higher demands for medical examinations. The Embassy now has four panel physicians who are medically trained, licensed, and experienced medical doctors in Guyana to provide the immigration medical examinations required as part of immigrant visa processing at the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana.


  • We are working with our panel physicians to ensure that the medical examination process is completed efficiently and applicants receive frequent and clear updates from the clinic if additional testing is required as part of the examination process.



  • U.S. Embassy Georgetown’s Consular Section advises visa applicants requiring a medical examination to contact the clinic directly.  Do not use third parties.  Applicants should make the appointment directly with the clinic, pay the fees directly to the clinic, and obtain a receipt directly from the clinic.  Additional contact information for these physicians can be found at https://gy.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/approved-physicians/


  • To assist immigrant visa applicants, panel physician clinics employ Spanish-speaking staff who assist applicants with translation needs. Third-party translators are not allowed to accompany applicants during the medical examination due to privacy concerns.


  • We take allegations of fraud, corruption, and crime seriously.  Please protect yourself from scams and becoming a crime victim by reporting instances immediately to the Guyana National Police, who can be contacted at: https://guyanapoliceforce.gy/?page_id=2199.  Please report any evidence of fraudulent activity in the medical examination or immigrant visa application process to fpugeorge@state.gov.