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last updated on 2023-07-14 by Nyeomi

Phone Number: 876-702-6000 Main Number. Consulate prefers E-mail
876-632-7400 or 876-630-2040
US tel# 703-988-7005 (usually need DS 160 receipt # to assist).
E-Mail: Non-Immigrant Visas E-mail: kingstonNIV@state.gov; Immigrant Visas E-mail: kingstonIV@state.gov; Scheudule Appointments or Issues with Appointments E-mail: KingstonIVappointment@state.gov; KingstonNIVemergency@state.gov;
Address: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica,
Consular Services
142 Old Hope Road,
Kingston 6,
Working Hours: American citizen services office hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 to 11:00am
Best Contact Method: -- KingstonIV@state.gov: for general information about the immigrant visa process, questions about specific cases (always include 2ND INQUIRY and your case number in the subject line)

-- KingstonIVappointment@state.gov: to make a follow-up appointment as a �blue sheet� applicant

-- KingstonNIVemergency@state.gov: for an expedited appointment due to a qualifying medical, family or business emergency
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: K-1 - You schedule your own appointment Approx. 150-190 days for CR1/IR1
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: For CR1/IR1 - Packet 3 is issued by Jamaica embassy by email. You can email them when NVC says "ready and they will email this info. It does not say packet 3 but will give instructions for interview.

As soon as your file gets to NVC an is assigned a case# from NVC with a invoice# go to:

https://ceac.state.gov/ceac/ and do your DS-160 (no charge). Print confirmation page. Needed when making appointment. K2 need their own DS-160 also.

Submit: Letter w/ case number, DS-260, Original birth and marriage certificates, original police certificate (beneficiary); affidavit of support application and supporting documents (Tax returns, W2) and two passport pictures (updated 02/05/08)

FOR K-1: Letter w/case number (your case number is the same # as your NVC KNG#), 3pg instruction sheet (with all the info and forms you will need), Photo Specifications, Instructions for ON-LINE Completion of DS-160, Evidence Which May Be Presented To Meet The Public Charge Provisions Of The Law (DS-2000), I-134, Vaccination Requirements, Information Sheet for your Medical Examination (2 pages), Medical History Form, copy of I-129F, and criminal background information.

K-1 Packet 3: https://www.visajourney.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=22474

EMBASSY WEBSITE INFORMATION: https://jm.usembassy.gov/visas/

To pay and schedule your appointment: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-jm/iv

Issues Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 Contents (if known): FOR K1: You will need to register an account, enter delivery information with DHL, and pay the visa fee at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-jm/iv. You can schedule your own interview date. Print a copy showing your scheduled interview date. You MUST bring this letter with you to your interview. They WILL NOT let you in the Embassy without it.

FOR CR1/IR1: A letter containing your scheduled interview date. You MUST bring this letter with you to your interview. They WILL NOT let you in the Embassy without it. Once you receive your interview date you must register your appointment here: https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-jm/iv
Forms to Consulate? FOR K1: DS-160 Application Form is available online at http://ceac.state.gov/genniv/. The system will automatically generate receipt after you submit the form.

Send a copy of the confirmation receipt and a photocopy of the biographic information page of the applicant�s passport to KingstonIV@state.gov with the following Subject line format, �CASE NUMBER-DS 160 CEAC# BARCODE�. E.g. �KNG 2013100000-DS-160 CEAC #AA003GUI60�

For IR1/CR1 - all the documents sent to the NVC will be forwarded to the Embassy. Take copies of your documents with you to your interview in case anything is misplaced (original birth certificates, original marriage certificates, tax returns, W2, pictures). (updated 11/25/07)

Other Forms (if any)? K-1: Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage; Original Birth Certificate; Original Police Certificate; I-134 along with the petitioner�s most current year�s taxes (or tax transcript) and W2, current paystubs, and an employment letter.

ONE YEAR DRUG BAN PROCESS: After you have received your letter about the drug ban, call St. Andrews at 876-920-7637. Also, email a copy of the letter to usmeds@amhosp.org to initiate the random testing. That same day someone may call explaining the process that the person will be contacted by phone for random testing. Once receive a call, you have to come in first testing within 24 hours.

Direct Consular Filing Offered? Yes
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? Residents_Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? Yes
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's the waiting period? Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant’s interview by a consular officer. Applicants are advised of this requirement when they apply. Most administrative processing is resolved within 60 days of the visa interview. When administrative processing is required, the timing will vary based on the individual circumstances of each case.You can check the status of your visa application on ceac.state.gov.
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? Actual exam costs start at about $29,605.00 (JMD) for applicants 15 years and older, $10,590.00 (JMD) for applicants under 15yrs. Recommended you take and additional $25,000 - $30,000 (JMD) for shots. On average each individual needs approximately 3 shots which can range in cost. (Average cost can be $350.00 USD for the entire process.) Depending on the physician, they will accept shot records recently completed at a local clinic prior to medical exam. Must schedule no later than 14 days prior to interview.
List of doctors? Info on Medical Form can be located here: https://www.amhosp.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MEDICAL-HISTORY-FORM.pdf

You must schedule your medical examination at least 14 days prior to the date of your visa interview. The date of your visa interview appears on your appointment letter. Failure to complete your medical examination by the 14 days prior to your visa interview may result in delays with your visa application, so you should be sure to make arrangements to take your exam at the earliest opportunity.

To Schedule your medical appointment go to:


There is one location authorized to perform examinations for immigrant visas, and you may have your exam done at the most convenient location for you.

*Note* Medical exam no longer offered in Montego Bay

Andrews Memorial
27 Hope Road
Kingston 10
(876) 926-7401-3

You must schedule appointment only online:


� Completed medical history form (on reverse) � Your appointment letter
� Any relevant medical reports � Passport
� Exam and vaccination fees � Four (4) passport size pictures
� Any immunization records showing prior vaccinations � Reading glasses (if used)
� All medication containers and/or most recent prescriptions � Parent/guardian (for minor applicants)

***Please remove all necklaces and neck chains prior to the exam.

YOU MUST bring the following to your medical: 4 Passport Photos, Completed Medical History Form, Passport, Any Immunization Records Showing Prior Vaccinations and Your Appointment Letter (from the Embassy - "Packet #4")
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? There are two stages to the interview process. The initial stage is when you get fingerprinted and provide the officer your paperwork (avg. wait time is 1 hour) The second stage is the actual interview (Avg interview time is 5-15 mins.)
Vaccination requirements? Yes see website (http://travel.state.gov/pdf/medical/KNG-MED-ENGL-0001-0707.pdf)

Vaccination Guide (page 15 - per CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/pdf/ti_vacc.pdf

Normally 3 shots - MMR, TTD, and Varicella. Depending on if medical is during US flu season, you may get Influenza. Older adults receive pneumococcal.
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? Hilton: 876.926.5430 -- Good, not cheap
Four Seasons Hotel. You can book through Hotels.Com only $85.00 a night US dollars.

Sandhurst (also known as The Prestige)

Airbnb...Olive's Nest $50 - $60 Us/a night. 2 nights minimum. Search for the property by saying "barbican, Kingston)

Additional Info? All visitors to the Consular section must enter the facilities via a dedicated consular entrance on Old Hope Road. All visitors to the Embassy are required to undergo a security check. Electronic items, including cell phones, cameras, beepers, and pagers, are prohibited on the Embassy compound and should be secured elsewhere before entering the Embassy. In addition, you are not allowed to bring in lotions, gels, or anything like that as well. The Embassy reserves the right to limit the entry of possessions and does not have the means to store these items.
If you bring prohibited items, there are people outside who hold them for you for a small fee.

DHL Registration:(updated 12/15/17)
Go to https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-jm/iv
to set up the DHL process and register immigrant's passport.��You'll need the�case #, passport number, TRN, and standard bio information. You'll create an account with this information.��Once the account is�set up you'll then have to go to �"Immigrant Visa" and click on the link in the 2nd�bullet point and�continue on. Remember fee for DHL is�now included in $265.00 embassy fee so you�don't pay anything online. You'll have the option to choose between DHL's�Kingston or Montego Bay pick-up points. Once you have completed this step you'll take a screenshot or copy the entire page and pasted it into a Word doc, scan and email it to kingstonIVappointment@state.gov with proper email format to communicate with embassy.

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