REDUCED OPERATING HOURS OF THE CAYMAN ISLANDS CONSULAR AGENCY

Location:  U.S. Consular Agency Cayman Islands Event:  In light of the island-wide curfew and restrictions on businesses, the U.S. Consular Agency in the Cayman Islands will continue to provide essential services to U.S. citizens, but with reduced hours.  The Agency will be open from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until further …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (March 27, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (March 27, 2020) Location: Cayman Islands Event:  The Cayman Islands Public Health Department has confirmed eight cases of COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands. The Government of Cayman Islands has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Visit the website of the Cayman Islands government for additional information on these new measures. Owen Roberts …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location: Jamaica Event: The Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica. On March 14, the  Department of State authorized the departure  from any diplomatic or consular post in the world of US personnel and family members who have been medically determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to COVID-19. In response to the …

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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 …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (March 17, 2020)

Location:  Cayman Islands Event:  The Cayman Islands Public Health Department confirmed one person who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. A media release from the Office of the Premier states that the Cayman Islands Cabinet approved the following: To close the Owen Roberts International Airport and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport for international passenger flights …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (March 17, 2020)

Location:  Cayman Islands Event:  The Cayman Islands Public Health Department confirmed one person who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. A media release from the Office of the Premier states that the Cayman Islands Cabinet approved the following: To close the Owen Roberts International Airport and the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport for international passenger flights …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location:  Kingston Event: On March 15, the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) announced there are now 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica. The Government of Jamaica has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  All travelers entering the island with recent travel to China, France, Germany, Iran, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location:  Cayman Islands Event:  On March 12, the Cayman Islands Public Health Department announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 of a cruise ship traveler. The Public Health Department provided a press release regarding COVID-19 in the Cayman Islands.  The language of the Advisory is available on its  website . Actions to Take: Consult the  CDC website  for the …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (March 10, 2020) Location:  Kingston Event:  On March 10, the Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) announced one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kingston of a person who had travelled from the United Kingdom. The MoHW released an Advisory regarding the potential for COVID-19 in Jamaica.  The language of the …

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COVID-19 Information – Jamaica

COVID-19 Information – Jamaica Updated March 27, 2020 Country-Specific Information: The Jamaican Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) has confirmed 26 cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica. Entry and Exit Requirements: The Government of Jamaica has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  On March 20, 2020, the Government of Jamaica …

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COVID-19 Information – Cayman Islands

COVID-19 Information – Cayman Islands Updated March 27, 2020 Country-Specific Information: The Cayman Islands government has confirmed eight cases of COVID-19 within its borders. Entry and Exit Requirements: The Government of Cayman Islands has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.   Visit the website of the Cayman Islands government  for additional information on these new measures. Owen Roberts …

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Closure of Cayman Island Consular Agency

Location:  U.S. Consular Agency Cayman Islands Event:  The U.S. Consular Agency in the Cayman Islands will be closed to the public from February 24 through February 28, 2020.  For emergency assistance, please see the contact information below. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica +1-876-702-6000 KingstonACS@state.gov https://jm.usembassy.gov/ U.S. Consular Agency Montego Bay +1-876-953-0620 MobayACS@state.gov U.S. Consular Agency Cayman Islands …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location:  Parishes throughout Jamaica Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kingston advises U.S. citizens that U.S. government personnel are prohibited from traveling to areas listed below, from using public buses, and from driving outside of proscribed areas of Kingston at night. Kingston Do not travel to the following areas: Cassava Piece Downtown Kingston, defined as between Mountain …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location:  Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Event:  Earthquake and Tsunami An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 occurred off the north coast of Jamaica at 2:10 p.m. on January 28.  Based on the preliminary parameters, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that hazardous tsunami waves are possible for the coasts of Jamaica …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Location:  Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Event:  Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Closure of Embassy and Consular Agency

Location:  U.S. Embassy Kingston and Consular Agency Montego Bay Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kingston and the Consular Agency in Montego Bay will be closed to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, December 24-26 in observance of U.S. and Jamaican holidays.  For emergency assistance, please see the contact information below. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Kingston, …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Message for U.S. Citizens: State of Emergency Extension Location:  Parishes throughout Jamaica Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kingston advises U.S. citizens that the Government of Jamaica has extended States of Public Emergency (SOE) covering several parishes, based on criminal activity and threats to public safety and the rule of law.  The SOE, declared under the 1966 …

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Closure of Cayman Island Consular Agency

The U.S. Consular Agency in George Town, Grand Cayman will be closed to the public from 26 July – 1 August, 2019.  The Agency will reopen on Friday, August 2.  For emergency assistance, please contact the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica +1-876-702-6000 KingstonACS@state.gov https://jm.usembassy.gov/ U.S. Consular Agency Montego Bay +1-876-953-0620 MobayACS@state.gov U.S. …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (May 3, 2019) Location:  Parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover, and St. James Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kingston advises U.S. citizens that, effective April 30, the Government of Jamaica has declared a State of Public Emergency covering the parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover, and St. James, based on escalating criminal activity …

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Closure of Cayman Island Consular Agency

The U.S. Consular Agency in George Town, Grand Cayman will be closed to the public from 15-22 April, 2019.  The Agency will reopen on Tuesday, April 23.  For emergency assistance, please contact the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica +1-876-702-6000 KingstonACS@state.gov https://jm.usembassy.gov/ U.S. Consular Agency Montego Bay +1-876-953-0620 MobayACS@state.gov U.S. Consular Agency Cayman …

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Closure of Cayman Island Consular Agency

Location:  U.S. Consular Agency Cayman Islands Event:  The U.S. Consular Agency in George Town, Grand Cayman will be closed to the public on Monday – Wednesday, December 24 – 26.  For emergency assistance, please see the contact information below. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica +1-876-702-6000 KingstonACS@state.gov https://jm.usembassy.gov/ U.S. Consular Agency Montego Bay +1-876-953-0620 MobayACS@state.gov U.S. Consular Agency Cayman …

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Closure of Embassy and Consular Agency

Location:  U.S. Embassy Kingston and Consular Agency Montego Bay Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kingston and the Consular Agency in Montego Bay will be closed to the public on Monday – Wednesday, December 24 – 26.  For emergency assistance, please see the contact information below. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica +1-876-702-6000 KingstonACS@state.gov https://jm.usembassy.gov/ U.S. Consular Agency Montego Bay …

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Closure of Embassy and Consular Agency

Location:  U.S. Embassy Kingston and Consular Agency Montego Bay Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kingston and the Consular Agency in Montego Bay will be closed to the public on Wednesday, December 5 in observance of a National Day of Mourning for Former President George H.W. Bush.  For emergency assistance, please see the contact information below. Assistance: U.S. Embassy …

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Closure of Cayman Islands Consular Agency

Location:  U.S. Consular Agency Cayman Islands Event:  The U.S. Consular Agency in George Town, Grand Cayman will be closed to the public on Wednesday, December 5 in observance of a National Day of Mourning for Former President George H.W. Bush.  For emergency assistance, please see the contact information below. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica +1-876-702-6000 KingstonACS@state.gov https://jm.usembassy.gov/ U.S. Consular Agency …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (September 24, 2018)

Location: Central Downtown Kingston (Market & Business Districts), including: Denham Town (Zone of Special Operation), Greenwich Town, Hannah Town, Jones Town, Tivoli Gardens, Trench Town (Rose Town & Arnett Gardens), and Whitfield Town. Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kingston advises U.S. citizens that, effective September 23, the Government of Jamaica has declared a State of …

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Consular Notice

In light of threatening weather conditions from Tropical Storm Isaac,  U.S. Embassy Kingston is postponing all consular appointments for Monday, September 17.  Nonimmigrant visa appointments will be rescheduled for September 19-21, and immigrant visa appointments for September 19.  If these dates are not convenient for you, please follow the procedures on our appointment scheduling website …

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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Kingston

Location: Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Event: As of September 11, Tropical Storm Isaac is on a westward path towards the Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center forecasts that Isaac will reach the Lesser Antilles at near-hurricane strength on the night of September 12 and into the early morning hours of September 13. It should then …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Overseas Citizens Voters Week: June 27-July 5, 2018

In celebration of Overseas Citizens Voters Week, the U.S. Embassy will host a voter information and registration open house on June 27th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  If you are a U.S. citizen living in Jamaica and are over the age of 18 (by November 6th this year), please join us for this event! …

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Hurricane Season Alert – U.S. Embassy Kingston

Location: Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico Event: Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico begins June 1 and ends on November 30, 2018, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends that those in hurricane-prone regions …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Execution Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.  Accordingly, the total passport fee …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (March 19, 2018)

Location:  Portions of St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Kingston advises U.S. citizens that, effective March18, the Government of Jamaica has declared a State of Public Emergency covering portions of St. Catherine Parish, Jamaica, based on escalating criminal activity and threats to public safety and the rule of law.  The State of Public …

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