System Outage - Delays in Returning Visas and Passports to Applicants
We are currently experiencing technical problems with our passport and visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.
We recognize the inconvenience that this may cause to applicants waiting for visas and passports, but unfortunately when the system goes down, we are unable to print visas, passports and other travel documents.
We extend our apologies to applicants who are experiencing delays in obtaining a Passport, Report of Birth Abroad, or Visa at this time. We ask that you do not return to the U.S. Embassy to collect your travel documents at this time.
We will update our Website and Facebook pages as the technical problems get resolved to advise applicants when they can return to the Embassy to collect their travel documents.
Please be assured that we are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.
We thank you for your understanding and co-operation at this time.
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 Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visa Units will be closed to the public on the second Friday and fourth Friday of every month. Visa applicants may use the Embassy's Drop Box to submit requested documents.
Consular services for U.S. citizens will not be affected.