Jamaica Embassy Not accepting third country national applications anymore


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Hi Guys,


I had my interview scheduled at Jamaica on Nov 4th and had my flight tonight, but I found the following notification on the Embassy website:

I am about to cancel my appointment today .


Any advice ?


Thank you


Following is an excerpt from the site:



  • Effective October 31, 2014:

     Third Country Nationals 

    If you have no long term status in Jamaica (e.g. you are a visitor and not an immigrant, refugee, student, or worker in Jamaica), the best place to apply for a visa is in your home country. It is a misconception  to believe that applying for a visa in Jamaica will be simpler or easier than applying in your home country.  

    Effective October 31, 2014, Embassy Kingston does not accept interview applications from third country nationals for the following visa categories and cases:

    • Applicants who changed status with Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. seeking a new visa in the new visa category.  
    • Applicants who entered the U.S. in one visa category and are seeking to re-enter the U.S. in a different visa category. 
    • Applicants who have been out of status in the U.S. having violated the terms of their visas or having overstayed the validity indicated on their I-94s. 
    • Applicants who obtained their current visa in a country other than that of their legal residence. 
    • Petition-based first time applicants.
    • Third country nationals who are not resident in Jamaica and who are applying for a B1/B2 visa (including B1/B2 renewals). 
    Cayman Applicants
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Me too in the same situation. I guess we took more than enough time. We shuld have already gone to the consulate. Now the only option is to go to the home country or try Canada. Since for Indian Nationals started going to Jamaica because of no visa requirement, there was a huge load of applicants. So they stopped accepting Interviewees for any more interviews. 

Best of luck...

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