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As much information as there is on the state.gov site, it is SO confusing.  Can anyone explain how they paid for the K1 visa so that the interview could be scheduled?


I am specifically talking about Cuban applicants that have to go to Guyana for the K1 visa interview.


The instructions on the US Embassy in Guyana site state to pay cash to an account at a Scotiabank Guyana.  There are no retail Scotiabanks in the US so how is this fee paid?  I just want to schedule the visa interview and it seems there isn't a single answer. I've emailed the consulate already; waiting for a response but hoping someone could enlighten me on this process during the interim.


Am I supposed to wire money (which I feel is completely unsafe)? do I email the embassy for an appointment? What's the protocol here? 


Thank you.

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I assume Guyana process is the same as Trinidad. The beneficiary needs to print out the payment instructions after completing the DS 160 and registering online. Take that to Scotiabank and make payment. It is not done online. Hopefully someone from Cuba will respond soon. 

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Hi there, that’s what I keep reading.  Scotiabank is in Guyana... I find it impossible to believe that he has to fly from Cuba to Guyana to deposit money to a bank and then go back to Guyana for an interview. 

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Posted (edited)

P3 letter with instructions for Guyana 


Payment instructions inside link.

Edited by Greenbaum


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I don't know if you've found your answer yet but it says within this link https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/Havana-GEO.pdf that you can pay your fee on the day of your interview. 



Immigrant visa fees If you have not paid all required fees to either the National Visa Center or via the appointment website, please be prepared to pay these fees on the day of your interview. All 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.

If you've heard something different from other people, would you mind sharing? I'm not a Cuban, but I also have to go to Georgetown, Guyana for my medical and interview because these things aren't done in Suriname apparently. (I sincerely doubt it'd be different from what is stated within the instructions themselves)

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