St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados, has notified the region of changes to the visa application process that says it improves efficiency and complies with the visa regulations.
The statement reads, “[Effective] May 22, 2023, the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown will no longer accept packages directly mailed to the Embassy. The purpose of this change is to ensure that all applicants can track their visa package and to streamline [the] efficiency of cases for processing.
Courier services are included in the services that support the visa application process. The courier services may include sending and receiving documents to and from the U.S. Consular Section. There is only one location approved for drop off and pick up of consular packages included in the visa fee:
Courier Facility –
DHL HEAD OFFICE Bridgetown operates weekly from Mon – Fri 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
DHL EXPRESS BARBADOS
Airport Commercial Center Pilgrim Road
Therefore, we may no longer accept receipt of documents, passports, or another other supporting part of a visa application directly at the U.S. Embassy.”
Applicants who choose not to use the free point-of-service pick up and drop off in Barbados and need their passports to travel back home must make arrangements to return the passport or any required documents to the U.S. Embassy via DHL’s ‘Premium Delivery Service.”
For more information on the changes, visit https://bb.usembassy.gov/important-changes-to-the-visa-application-process/?fbclid=IwAR3pHSOElKWupLGiOFVgDq7gkod_7W_OgD38ncLR5ZRFzl1hxb4XojU1Bms.