U.S Embassy Announces New Procedure For Receiving Passports

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown – The U.S. Embassy in Barbados has a new procedure for receiving passports. As of May 19, we will no longer accept packages mailed directly to the U.S. Embassy—packages received after this date will be returned to the sender without visa action.

Please follow the updated instructions you received in your email to ensure that packages arrive at our courier location.

This new process will ensure you are able to track the location of your passport(s) using your airway bill.

There is only one free approved location for drop off and pick up of Consular packages included in the visa fee:
Courier Facility: DHL HEAD OFFICE Bridgetown

Airport Commercial Center Pilgrim Road

Applicants residing outside of Barbados but within the Consular District have the option of purchasing ‘Premium Delivery Service’ to collect their documents for an additional fee, (Visit: http://ow.ly/vSOI50OjHZk to see the list of courier locations), or they must collect their documents from the DHL office in Barbados at no additional cost.

Please Note:

Visas Update: On May 30, 2023, the application fee for U.S. visitor visas and other non-petition-based NIVs will increase from $160 to $185. Petition-based (H, L, O, P, Q, and R) visa fees will increase from $190 to $205. E visa application fees will increase from $205 to $315.

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  1. Going to Barbados is not necessary. Biometrics can be done in Antigua, all documents can be sent via courier and interviews conducted by ZOOM.
    Why aren’t out politicians and ambassadors working on behalf of the people?

    • Hey Frank
      You are quite correct, all this could be done with out leaving the island. However we don’t get to make their rules.

      I was just in Barbados to get a visa and here’s what I noticed.

      The ” option” of Premium delivery service, isn’t an option at all, unless you have someone to collect the passport from DHL in Barbados. If you read closely the information contained above, you can drop off/send your passport to DHL, and they will send it back to DHL Barbados.

      I left mine at the embassy after interview, contacted DHL to organise sending to Antigua, they said, talk to the embassy. Embassy says,”can’t change delivery instructions after interview”
      Luckily I have relatives in Barbados, so could get notorised authority letter for them to collect and send(about 100ec)

      My interview was 8am Monday, DHL Barbados got my passport Friday..

      Good luck to young people, except for students, most seemed to be rejected

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