Announcement: Consular Services Temporarily Limited

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State is temporarily suspending routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates.

U.S. Embassy Kingston has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens who visit or reside in Jamaica.  U.S. citizens who require emergency assistance should contact the Embassy at (876) 702-6000 or at  If you need an emergency passport for urgent travel, please make an appointment on our website.

Travelers are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

If you have an immigrant visa appointment, the Consular Section will contact you when we resume routine service to reschedule your appointment.  If you have a nonimmigrant visa appointment, continue to monitor the appointment website for appointment availability.

Our overseas missions will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.