Visa Processing Fees to Change on September 12, 2014:
Effective September 12, 2014, non-immigrant and immigrant visa application fees for certain visa categories will change. All visa applicants must pay the fee amounts in effect on the day they pay, with the exception of Immigrant Visa application-processing fees paid domestically to the National Visa Center (NVC), which will be effective as of the date of billing.
Fees that will decrease are not refundable. If you paid a visa fee before September 12, 2014 and that fee decreased, we cannot give you a refund.
Please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs website http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/fees-visa-services.html for a complete list of the new fees.
Consular Consolidated Database: Updates on Operational Status:
We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity.
We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays.
Please check with the embassy or consulate where you will apply for additional information.
Welcome to the Visa Section!
We are pleased that you are interested in traveling to the United States of America. This site provides up-to-date information and convenient links to important information pertaining to visas to the United States. We hope you find this information helpful.
What Type of Visa Do You Need?
The type of visa you must obtain depends on the purpose of your travel to the U.S. There are two main categories of U.S. visas:
- Immigrant Visas - required by anyone seeking to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.
- Non-Immigrant Visas - for international travelers coming to the Unites States temporarily for a wide variety of reasons, including tourism, study, business, medical treatment and certain types of temporary work. For more information about the different types of non-immigrant visas, please click here.
Some citizens of foreign countries are able to visit the U.S without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program. Guyana is not a member country of the Visa Waiver Program; therefore, a Guyanese national must apply for a visa to travel to the U.S.
The Consular Section of the U.S Embassy will be closed to the public on all Fridays. Visa applicants may use the Embassy's Drop Box to submit requested documents.
Only Emergency Consular services for U.S. citizens will be accommodated on Fridays.