English EspañolU.S. EmbassyGeorgetown, GuyanaCuban applicants applying in Georgetown, please follow the steps below before yourimmigrant visa interview at the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana.Step 1: Register your appointment onlineYou need to register your appointment online. Registering your appointmentprovides us with the information we need to return your passport to you after yourinterview. Registration is free. Click the “Register” button below to register.If you want to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you will be able to do so afteryou register your appointment. Please select “Georgetown Document Service Center -345 East Street, Georgetown” as your passport pick-up location.RegisterContact informationU.S. Embassy Georgetown100 Young and Duke StreetsKingston, Georgetown, Guyana Phone: 53-7-839-4152 Email:[email protected] Website:cu.usembassy.gov Cancel and Reschedule:Visa Appointment Service Map:Step 2: Schedule a medical exam in GeorgetownAs soon as you receive your appointment date, you must schedule a medical exam inGeorgetown. Click the “Medical Exam Instructions” button below for a list ofdesignated doctor’s offices. Please schedule and attend a medical exam with one ofthese doctors before your interview.Those documents are notacceptable as birth Certificates,they will need to send “ActasMedical Exam InstructionsUpdated November 13, 2017Step 3: Complete your pre-interview checklistOther linksIt is important that you bring all required original documents to your interview.We’ve created a checklist that will tell you what to bring. Please print the checklistbelow and bring it to your interview along with the listed documents. Diversity visa instructions After your interview Frequently asked questions Where to get civil documentsPre-Interview ChecklistStep 4: Schedule a Document Check at Embassy HavanaContact Embassy Havana at [email protected] or by telephone ( 53-7-8394152) to set up an appointment to review your documents before you travel toGeorgetown.Social mediaInterview Preparation VideoStep 5: Review interview guidelinesRead our interview guidelines to learn about any special actions that you need totake before your visa interview.Interview GuidelinesUpdated May 22, 2018
Medical Exam InstructionsAll immigrant visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination prior to the issuance of a visa. Only aphysician accredited by the U.S. Embassy can perform this exam. It is your responsibility to schedule a medical examwith one of the doctors listed below before your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy. Medical examination results fromother physicians are not accepted.Approved PhysiciansDr. Arya Devi KaryampudiSt. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital132 Parade StreetKingston, GeorgetownTelephone: 225-4781/227-2796Dr. Colin RoachSt. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital132 Parade StreetKingston, GeorgetownTelephone: 226-4007/653-7961Items to bring to your medical examinationThe doctor will need the following items to complete the medical exam forms: Your visa interview appointment letter,Your passport,One recently taken passport-sized color photograph of each applicant, andA copy of your immunization records.Any medical examination fees, including x-ray and blood test fees, must be paid directly to the examining physician.Exams have a MAXIMUM fee of G 8,000.00 Guyanese dollars for applicants under 15 years of age and G 18,000.00Guyanese dollars for applicants 15 years of age and older.These fees do not include the cost of any necessary vaccinations, which are subject to local pricing and availability.The maximum cost for vaccinations is provided below.Maximum fee/ GY 6,000 (doctor’s consultation fee only, no investigation nor vaccine required) 29,000 41,000 45,000 32,000 28,000 40,000If you have recently received a live vaccine from another source, be aware that you must wait 30 days before receivinganother live vaccine. If you have any questions regarding vaccination, the panel physician’s office can assist you.Please be prepared to pay the physician’s fee (including any vaccination fees) in cash (Guyanese or U.S. dollars). If thedoctor refers you for further tests or consultations, you will be responsible for any additional costs incurred. Continued on next page Return to topAge GroupLess than 12 months12 months to less than 2 years2 to 14 years15 to 18 years19 to 49 years50 to 64 years65 years and older
Medical Exam InstructionsDuring the medical examThe medical examination will include a medical history review, physical examination, chest X-ray, syphilis and gonorrheaexam, and blood tests (for applicants 15 years of age or older). The United States also requires tuberculosis (TB) testingfor all applicants two years of age and older. Please be prepared to discuss your medical history, medications you aretaking, and current treatments you are undergoing. More information on general medical requirements for U.S.immigrants is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website.U.S. immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of a visa.Current immigrant vaccination requirements are available on the Center for Disease Control website. You can also readFrequently Asked Questions about our medical examination requirements online.After the medical examWhen your examination is completed, the doctor will provide you with exam results in a sealed envelope. DO NOT OPENTHIS ENVELOPE. Instead, bring it to your visa interview.Return to topAny x-rays taken will be given to you. You DO NOT need to bring the x-rays to your visa interview unless you suffer fromtuberculosis (TB). However, you must carry the x-rays with you when you travel to the United States for the first time.The medical report must be less than six months old when you enter the United States as an immigrant.
Pre-Interview Checklist Please use the list below to determine the items that every applicant must bring to the immigrant visa interview. Anydocuments that are not in either English or Spanish must be accompanied by a certified English translation: A copy of your NVC interview letter (does not apply to Diversity Visa, fiancé(e), adoptive, or asylee/refugee applicants). Unexpired passport valid for six months beyond your intended date of entry to the United States and a photocopy of thebiographic page (where your name and photo are located). Two (2) color photographs of each person applying for a visa (5 cm x 5 cm, or 2 inch x 2 inch). Please review our onlinephoto requirements. Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses are no longer allowed in visa photos. Confirmation page from the Form DS-260 Application for an Immigrant Visa you submitted online at ceac.state.gov/iv. Your original birth certificate, English translation, and a photocopy. Original or certified copies of birth certificates for all children of the principal applicant (even if he or she is notaccompanying). Medical examination results in a sealed envelope (if the physician gives you these results). Printout of your online appointment registration confirmation (Step 1).Applicants who fall into any category listed in italics below should bring these additional documents:For family-based visa applications: The appropriate Form I-864 Affidavit of Support for each financial sponsor along with a photocopy of the sponsor’s IRStranscript or most recent U.S. federal income tax return, and any relevant W-2s. Proof of your U.S. petitioner’s status and domicile in the United States (photocopy of a U.S. passport, naturalizationcertificate, or lawful permanent resident card). Evidence of the relationship between the petitioner and visa applicant (such as photographs, letters, or emails). If you are married: Your original marriage certificate, English translation, and a photocopy. If you were previously married: Your original divorce or spouse’s death certificate, English translation, and a photocopy.1. You are older than 16 years;2. You obtained a police certificate and submitted it to NVC more than one year ago; and3. You still live in the country that issued the police certificate. For employment-based visa applications: Letter from your U.S. employer dated less than one month ago. If you have ever been convicted of a crime: Court and criminal records, English translation, and a photocopy. If you have served in any country’s military: Military records, English translation, and a photocopy. If you are adopted: Adoption papers or custody documents, English translation, and a photocopy. If you are the petitioner’s stepchild: The original marriage certificate of the petitioner and your biological parent, Englishtranslation, and a photocopy along with original divorce records for any previous marriages of either parent.Return to top If you are older than 16 years of age: The original police certificate from your country of current residence and countriesof previous residence. If these three items are all true, you must bring a more recent police certificate to the interview:
Interview GuidelinesSending documents to the U.S. Embassy in GeorgetownPlease bring original documents (plus a photocopy for the consulate’s files) to your visa interview. Do NOT maildocuments to the embassy ahead of your interview.Rescheduling or cancelling your interviewIf you are unable to attend your appointment, please go to ais.usvisa-info.com to select a new appointment date. Theremay be a significant wait before the next available appointment, so please attempt to attend the date alreadyassigned. For some family-based and employment preference visa categories, a visa became available within the monthyou have been scheduled by NVC. DV applicants should be aware that visas are numerically limited and must be issuedby September 30 of the program year. There is no guarantee that a visa will still be available on the date of yourrescheduled interview. Please carefully consult the Visa Bulletin before you request to reschedule your interview.Please note: You need to register your original NVC/KCC appointment online before you can reschedule it. Reschedulingis only possible on a date after your assigned appointment.Security screening proceduresAll visitors to the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown must follow certain security procedures. Any visitor who declines to bescreened by U.S. Embassy security personnel will be unable to enter the embassy. No large bags will be allowed into theembassy. Only a small lady’s handbag and/or a plastic bag containing your application-related papers are allowed. Toavoid delaying your entry and that of those in line behind you, please bring only what is required for your interview.Accompanying personsAttorneys are not permitted to accompany clients into the waiting room or to their interview. The following personsmay accompany a visa applicant to their interview: Interpreter: Applicants may bring ONE interpreter if they do not speak English well enough to participate in aninterview. Special Needs Visitors: Applicants may bring ONE person to help if they are elderly or disabled. Minors: Anyone accompanying a minor child who is not a parent must have written consent from the petitioneror parent to accompany the child. Petitioners: The petitioner may attend only for IR1, F2A, and K1 visa applicants.Immigrant visa feesAll fees may be paid in either U.S. dollars or Guyana dollars equivalent. The embassy accepts most Visa, Mastercard,American Express, Novus/Discover and Diners credit cards. Please note that if you are found ineligible to receive a visa,the application fee cannot be refunded. A complete list of fees can be found on our Fees for Visa Services webpage.Do not make travel plansIf your visa is approved, we will keep your passport at the embassy while we prepare your immigration packet and printa visa for your passport. We will return your passport to you later via an offsite courier service center. Continued on next page Return to topIf you have not paid all required fees to either the National Visa Center or via the appointment website, please beprepared to pay these fees on the day of your interview.
After Your InterviewA consular officer can make a decision on a visa application only after reviewing the formal application and interviewingthe applicant. There is no guarantee that you will receive a visa. Do not sell your house, car or property, resign fromyour job or make non-refundable flight or other travel arrangements until you have received your immigrant visa.If more information is neededSometimes a consular officer is unable to make a decision on a visa application because he/she needs to reviewadditional documents or the case requires further administrative processing. When additional documents are requested,the consular officer will give you a refusal letter that asks you to submit additional documents. The letter will includeinstructions on how to send those documents to the embassy.Administrative processing takes additional time after the interview. Most administrative processing is resolved within60 days. However, the timing varies based on the circumstances of each case. Before inquiring about the status ofadministrative processing, please wait at least 60 days after your interview.What happens after visa approvalPassport, Visa, and Sealed Immigrant Packet – We will place your immigrant visa on a page in your passport. Pleasereview your visa to make sure there are no spelling errors. We will also give you a sealed envelope containingdocuments that you must give to U.S. immigration authorities when you arrive in the United States for the first time.Do not open this envelope. You must carry it with you; do not put it in your checked luggage. If you receive X-raysduring your medical examination, carry those with you and give them to the U.S. immigration authorities, if required.USCIS Immigrant Fee – All individuals who are issued immigrant visas oversea