US embassy in Barbados cancels visa services

By SNO Staff

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(SNO) – The US embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, has said it cancelling all routine non-immigrant and immigrant visa appointments effective today, March 18, 2020.

The embassy said services will resume as soon as possible but was unable to provide a specific date of time.

“Please note that the MRV fee remains valid and may be used for a non-immigrant visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment,” the embassy said in a statement.

However, the Renewal Interview Waiver (RIW) and Interview Waiver Program (IWP) remain operational.

More information on this matter can be found at

“If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately on a non-immigrant visa, please follow the guidance provided at or call +1 246 623 9832 or +1 246 623 9833 to request an emergency appointment,” the embassy said. “For assistance with an emergency immigrant visa issue, please send an email to [email protected]


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