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last updated on 2013-02-09 by cocoadiva
Consulate Phone Number: Tel: 592-225-7965 or 592-225-7966
Fax: 592-227-0221
Consulate E-Mail: visageorge@state.gov
Address: U.S. Embassy Georgetown, Guyana
100 Young and Duke Streets
P.O. Box 10507
Kingston
Georgetown
Guyana
Working Hours: 7:30- to 16:30
Best Way to Contact Consulate: E-mail; normally get back to you within 1 business day
Approx Waiting Time for interview date from when the Consulate receives the package from the NVC: 1-3 months
Issues a Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: I'd recommend after checking and knowing that your case has left the NVC be in contact with the embassy to send this packet via email...as always provide our case number and applicant and petitioner's info....


Ds 230 (parts 1 and 2)
DS 2001 (Readiness Form)
Applicant Information Sheet
Issues a Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 contents (if known): link to site interview preparation site : http://photos.state.gov/libraries/guyana/19452/pdfs/Country-Specific-Guidelines-I-130_002.pdf and interview date.
What forms should be send back to the Consulate?
Other Forms (if any)?
Consulate offers Direct Consular Filing?
If so, for all or only for US citizen who is lawfully resident in your country?
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend the interview? Yes
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Same_Day
Did the embassy schedule your interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not whats the waiting period? If you meet all the requirements for an immigrant visa it will be issued the following 1 or 2 business day.
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? $150-$300 USD
List of doctors? All immigrant visa applicants must pass a medical examination before visas can be issued to them. The examination must be performed by a physician designated by the Embassy.
Please contact any of the physicians below to schedule an appointment:

Dr. Nainiappan Daniel
St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital
132 Parade Street
Kingston, Georgetown
Phone No. 225-4781, 227-2070-9, 646-8471 and 656-1285

Dr. Arya Devi Karyampudi
St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital
132 Parade Street
Kingston, Georgetown
Phone No. 225-4781, 227-2070-9, 646-8471 and 656-1285

Dr. Colin Roach
St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital 132 Parade Street
Kingston, Georgetown
Phone No. 226-4007, 629-1933

You must present your appointment letter, your passport and a visa-style photograph of each applicant to the examining physician, radiologist and laboratory technician for identification purposes.
The procedure consists of a physical examination (all applicants), chest x-ray (applicants 15 or older), HIV blood test (applicants 15 or older) and vaccines (if necessary). Do not bring the x-ray to your visa interview. Keep it as part of your permanent medical file. If you immigrate, pack the x-ray in your luggage.

The medical examination fees (in Guyanese dollars) should not exceed the schedule outlined below. Note that this schedule does not include the cost of necessary vaccinations, which are subject to local pricing and availability.

- Applicants age 14 and under - G$5,000.00
- Applicants ages 15 to 65 - G$15,000.00
- Applicants age 66 and over - G$11,500.00
Please be prepared to pay the physician’s fee in cash. If the doctor refers you for further tests or consultations, you will be responsible for any additional costs incurred.
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 4
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? 3-4 Hours
Vaccination requirements? 1. Mumps *
2. Measles *
3. Rubella *
4. Polio
5. Tetanus
6. Diphtheria *
7. Pertussis
8. Haemophilus influenzae Type B
9. Rotavirus
10. Hepatitis A
11. Hepatitis B
12. Meningococcal Disease
13. Varicella *
14. Pneumococcal
15. InFluenza

Recommended that you visit a free clinic to obtain the important most likely vaccines (*) to cut down cost of medical :)
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? Hotel Glow
23 Queen St, Kitty
G/town

PEGASUS HOTEL
Seawalls Road.
Additional Info? Be prepared for the interview. Start collecting your documents early. I suggest the following:

Financial Documents:
1. Tax Transcripts – Call the IRS for this. Its free and takes about 10 days to get it
2. Job Letter
3. Bank Letter
4. Bank Statements (at least 6 months)
5. Pay Stubs (at least 6 months)
6. Life Insurance Policy statement (if you have one)
7. 401K or retirement statement (if you have one)

You MAY have all the above but the Embassy may only take ONE or 2 docs. In our case, the embassy only took my Tax Transcript for 2006 and my job letter…Nothing else. Its still a good idea to have the documents and not need them as opposed to needing the docs and NOT having them.

Be sure to notarize your Affidavit of Support in the US. The Embassy charges $30 to notarize a document. Its $2 in Queens, NYC :=)

Civil Documents (*** see note below ***):
1. Beneficiary Documents
a. Birth Certificates
b. Marriage Certificate
c. Parents marriage and birth certificates
i. If divorce, get a copy of the court statement
2. Petitioner
a. Birth Certificates
b. Marriage Certificate
c. Parents marriage and birth certificates
i. If divorce, get a copy of the court statement

It is INSANELY IMPORTANT that you get UPDATED copies of your civil documents (also take the originals as well). Make sure your Birth Certificates and Marriage Certificates (parents, petitioner, Beneficiary) were issued within the LAST 6 MONTHS…NO EXCEPTION. If you listen to anyone who says your Birth Certificates and Marriage Certificates can be more than 1 year old then you will learn the hard way. Go to GPO and request copies. each document cost about $3,000 (GY) and you get 3 copies.

*** I suggest you organize your documents into a binder and create an index page so it’s easy to find.

Relationship evidence:

Take EVERYTHING you have. Organize your cards, letters, etc into “HIS” and “HER” packets. Organize your photos, travel documents (boarding passes, reservations, etc).



Other:
a. It’s OK to be early. They will let you into the building BUT not the main waiting area.
b. DO not attempt to take anything not permitted into the embassy. If they find something you are not allowed to take, for example, a wedding DVD/video, you will have to remove it and join the BACK of the line. If a DVD is required, try and get some kind of letter from the Consular stating that it is requested for the appointment.
c. Be polite. Yes Sir/Mam. May I ask you a question.
d. Check the website or Depart. of State site for the correct forms. These guys will sometimes send the wrong thing
e. Include a cover letter whenever you are dropping off any document to the embassy. always include your case # and First, last Name

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