Ask the Consul – November 2022

It’s International Education Week! Here’s Your Guide to Applying for a U.S. Student Visa in Guyana   The United States is once again the TOP host destination for International Students. This year’s theme for International Education Week is “Open for Opportunity,” which underscores that following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is …

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Ask the Consul – October 2022

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” OCTUBRE   2022.(PDF128KB)  2024 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program – Your Guide to Applying  Many people are interested in immigrating to the United States but do not have a qualifying family member or employer to sponsor them. Applying for a diversity visa may help you realize your U.S. immigration dreams without having to be sponsored. Here are some common …

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Ask the Consul – September 2022

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” SEPTIEMBRE   2022.(PDF196KB) Common Questions about “Administrative Processing” Visa applicants sometimes require additional assessment to determine whether they are eligible for a visa. The term “administrative processing” may refer to various additional steps that must be taken to make that determination. In this edition of our Ask-the-Consul, we will answer some common questions about administrative processing. Q: …

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Ask the Consul – August 2022

Reporting Visa Fraud and Scams   Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” AGOSTO 2022.(PDF119KB) The U.S. Embassy welcomes information from concerned citizens who are aware of visa fraud or scams. In this edition of our Ask-the-Consul article, we will discuss how you may report visa fraud and scams. We take all allegations of fraud seriously and work aggressively to ensure the integrity of …

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Ask the Consul – June 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)   Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” JUNIO 2022.(PDF244KB) Some persons who are over age 21 may still qualify for immigration benefits as a “child”. This edition of our Ask-the-Consul answers some frequently asked questions about the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). Q:.What is the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)? A: The Child …

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Ask the Consul – May 2022

Common Questions on the Visa Document Courier Service Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” MAYO 2022.(PDF209KB) The U.S. Embassy in Guyana has re-introduced visa document delivery via DHL courier service. Courier services has been implemented at U.S Embassies worldwide as part of the Global Support Strategy for Visa Services. Visa applicants will benefit from the flexibility the service offers by being able to …

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Ask the Consul – April 2022

In this edition of our Ask-the-Consul, we will answer some common questions about visas for transiting/traveling through the United States. Q: I just need to go through (transit) the U.S. to get to another country. I don’t even plan to leave the airport. Do I need a visa? A: Yes. Once you are transiting the …

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Medical Examination Information for Immigrant Visa Applicants

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: .Información sobre el Examen Médico para los solicitantes de Visa de Inmigrante. 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 …

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Notice of New Panel Physicians for U.S. Immigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy has added Dr. Zulfikar Bux & Dr. Dev Persaud to its approved list of physicians authorized to conduct medical examinations for immigrant visa applicants. Dr. Bux will commence examination services from March 23, 2022, and Dr. Persaud from March 28, 2022. Contact information for these physicians can be …

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Ask the Consul – March 2022

Common Questions about Non-Immigrant Visa Renewals Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” MARZO 2022.(PDF122KB) Q: Is the Embassy currently processing applications for non-immigrant visa renewals? A: Yes. Currently, we are accepting a limited number of visa renewal applications on a weekly basis. Q: Do I need an interview or is there a Drop Box System? A: If you are a Guyanese national renewing …

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Ask the Consul – February 2022

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” FEBRERO 2022.(PDF229KB) This edition of Ask-the-Consul addresses some common questions about the medical examination process for visa applicants. Q: Who needs a medical examination? A: ALL immigrant visa applicants, regardless of age, must undergo a medical examination before a visa can be issued. The examination must be performed by an Embassy approved panel physician. Occasionally, certain non-immigrant …

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Ask the Consul January 2022

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” –ENERO 2022.(PDF229KB) This edition of Ask the Consul addresses common questions asked by Green Card Holders when they travel outside of the United States. Q: I’m a U.S. legal permanent resident, and I would like to know how long can I stay outside the United States and not lose my status as a resident? A: According to the U.S. Citizenship and …

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Ask the Consul – December 2021

Para la versión en español, haga clic  aquí : COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” – DICIEEMBRE 2021. Frequently Asked Questions   Q: What is an ineligibility? A: If a consular officer finds you are not eligible to receive a visa under U.S. law, your visa application will be denied (refused), and you will be provided a reason …

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Ask the Consul – November 2021

Frequently Asked Questions   November 8th marks changes to U.S. policy with regards to non-citizen, non-immigrant travelers to the United States.  The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Guyana would like to help visa applicants and their families be informed and prepared to meet these requirements. The following FAQ clarifies details on U.S. Presidential …

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Ask the Consul – October 2021

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” –OCTUBRE 2021.(PDF192KB) Frequently Asked Questions   October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Guyana would like to help visa applicants and their families avoid scams when applying for visas to the United States.  Some of the most common scams encountered by visa applicants are those in connection with Diversity Visa applications.  …

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Ask the Consul – September 2021

Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” –SEPTIEMBRE 2021. (PDF163KB) Frequently Asked Questions   Q: I need a “humanitarian visa” to the U.S. How do I apply? A: The United States does not have a specific “humanitarian visa” category.  The B1/B2 tourist visa would cover travel for most emergencies to the United States.  Follow the instructions at travel.state.gov to apply. Q: What are the …

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Ask the Consul – August 2021

Emergency Services Offered for U.S. Citizens at U.S. Embassy Georgetown Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” – AUGUSTO 2021. (PDF1297KB) The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section provides many emergency services for U.S. Citizens. Below are answers to common questions regarding American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy. Q: What emergency services does the U.S. Embassy provide? We can assist you in an emergency in the …

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Ask the Consul – July 2021

Frequently Asked Questions   Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” – JULIO 2021. (PDF67KB) Q: Will my case move faster if I pay a third party? A: DO NOT pay any visa processing fees to third parties.  There is no additional fee to make an appointment.  Visa processing fees are paid to NVC (Immigrant Visas), Scotiabank Guyana (NIV & Fiancé Visas) or in limited cases, directly …

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Ask the Consul – June 2021

Diversity Visa and Immigrant Visa Scheduling:   Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí: COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” – JUNIO 2021. Many people have written to us recently to ask about the worldwide immigrant visa backlog.  You can find more information about how the Department of State is working through the backlog at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visas-backlog.html .  U.S. Embassy Georgetown is working every day on immigrant visas to support the many families …

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Ask the Consul – May 2021

Preparing for Your Immigrant Visa Appointment   Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí:  COLUMNA “PREGÚNTELE AL CÓNSUL” – MAYO 2021 . The Embassy is committed to sharing the current status of visa operations.  The health and safety of Embassy personnel, U.S. citizens seeking assistance abroad, individuals seeking immigration benefits, and local populations is paramount.  Although we are processing both immigrant …

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Ask the Consul – April 2021

Frequently Asked Questions – Student Visas Q:  Is the U.S. Embassy interviewing for student visas? A:  Yes! The U.S. Embassy Consular section is interviewing for F-1 Student Visas. International students are an integral part of American colleges. The U.S. State Department encourages international students to apply to American universities. Q: My mom wants me to go …

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Ask the Consul – January 2021

Tips and Guidance for coming to the Embassy    The Embassy has remained open to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services throughout the pandemic. In September 2020, we resumed scheduling nonimmigrant and immigrant visa interview appointments, giving priority to certain  categories of visas . Below are answers to common questions regarding visa appointments at the U.S. Embassy.    Q:  What measures is the U.S. Embassy taking …

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Ask the Consul – December 2020

Frequently Asked Questions   Q: Is the U.S. Embassy open?  A:  The embassy has remained open throughout the pandemic. Our first priority continues to be American citizen services.  In September 2020, we resumed scheduling nonimmigrant and immigrant visa interview appointments.   Appointments for some categories of routine visas, including visitor visas for vacation travel (B1/B2) are still …

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Ask the Consul – November 2020

The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana continues to prioritize American Citizen Services (ACS) as we follow the Department of State’s “Diplomacy Strong” phased approach to resuming operations.  The U.S. Embassy offers the full range of services for U.S. citizens, including passports, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Consular Report of Death Abroad, and limited notarial services. …

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Ask the Consul – October 2020

Diversity Visas Q: What is the Diversity Visa (DV) program? A: If you are a native of a country that has historically low rates of immigration to the United States, you may be eligible to apply for a diversity immigrant visa.  There is no cost to register for the DV program.  You can read about the program here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity-visa-submit-entry1.html?wcmmode=disabled …

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Ask the Consul – September 2020

The U.S. Embassy welcomes information from concerned citizens who are aware of visa fraud. In this installment of Ask the Consul we will discuss how you may report visa fraud and why it is important to do so. Q: What is considered visa fraud and why is it important to report visa fraud?  Entering into a …

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Ask the Consul – August 2020

Travel Advisories, Emergency services and Voting Abroad:   The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana has increased passport appointments for American citizens as we follow the Department of State’s “Diplomacy Strong” phased approach to resuming operations. Americans may schedule an appointment for U.S. citizen services through our website located here:  https://evisaforms.state.gov//Instructions/ACSSchedulingSystem.asp . We ask that U.S. citizens with confirmed appointments wear a face covering and comply with social distancing requirements while they visit the consular section.  As …

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Ask the Consul – July 2020

Consular operational status, Nonimmigrant and Immigrant visa interviews, disruptions caused by the pandemic Q: Is the Consular Section open? A: The Consular Section is open on a limited basis for American Citizen Services (ACS) and emergency cases.  Routine visa operations remain closed in Guyana and U.S. Embassies worldwide due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The U.S. Embassy …

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Ask the Consul – January 2020

General Tips and Guidance for Your Nonimmigrant Visa Appointment at the U.S. Embassy! The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section processes nonimmigrant visa applications on a year-round basis. Below are answers to common questions regarding a nonimmigrant visa appointment at the U.S. Embassy.  Q:  Where is the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section located? A:  The US Embassy is located …

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American Citizen Passport Execution Fee Increase Goes Into Effect April 2

Some American citizens will see a fee increase the next time they apply for their American passports. The change will go into effect worldwide on April 2, 2018. The “passport execution” fee will increase $10, from $25 to the new fee of $35. The new $35 fee is applicable to all first-time passport applicants and …

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