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JAM | Mar 1, 2021

US Embassy in Jamaica rescheduling cancelled visa appointments

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In addition, new appointments are being rescheduled as circumstances permit. (Photo:

The US Embassy in Jamaica is now rescheduling cancelled appointments, occasioned by Presidential Proclamation 10014 entitled, “Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Present a Risk to the United States Labor Market.”

The move to reschedule these cancelled appointments has come about because of the rescinding of Presidential Proclamation 10014 last Wednesday (February 24).

In addition to the rescheduling of cancelled appointments, the American Embassy in Jamaica has advised that it will schedule new appointments as circumstances and resources permit.  

In an advisory posted on its website, the US Embassy in Jamaica stated, “We will be in touch with applicants with instructions about appointment dates and times.  For cases affected by Presidential Proclamation 10014 in which the visa interview was completed and we only need additional or updated documents, we will also be in contact to make necessary arrangements.”

The embassy advised that Presidential Proclamation 10052 remains in effect and is currently set to expire on March 31, 2021.  This Presidential Proclamation applies to applicants for H-1B, H-2B, and L-1 visas.

It also apples to J-1 visa applicants participating in the intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel programs and any spouses or children of covered applicants applying for H-4, L-2, or J-2 visas. 

The embassy further advised that “geographic COVID-19-related Presidential Proclamation 9984, 9992, and 10143, which suspend entry into the United States of foreign nationals, who have been physically present in the People’s Republic of China, Islamic Republic of Iran, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Brazil, and South Africa, in the 14-day period before seeking entry into the United Statesalso remain in effect.”


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