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U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Resumes All Non-Immigrant Visa Services On April 5
March 26, 2010 - 2010/25
On Monday April 5, 2010, the Embassy of the United States will resume processing all non-immigrant visas, including standard tourist and business visas (B1/B2).
All applicants must schedule appointments using our online appointment website http://evisaforms.state.gov/SchedulingSystem.asp. For complete instructions on how to schedule online appointments, please refer to the Embassys website http://haiti.usembassy.gov.
Applicants may begin scheduling appointments for tourist visas (B1/B2) starting immediately, for April 5 and later interview dates.
Please be advised that applicants wishing to renew full-validity B1/B2 visas (visas valid for 5 years) must follow the procedures above. We are no longer accepting applications for renewals directly from travel agencies.
Applicants who are seeking appointments before April 5 for urgent business travel or for student, exchange visitor and other non-immigrant visas which require an approved petition by U.S. immigration can continue to request appointments by sending an e-mail to PAPNIV@state.gov. However, all visa applicants in these categories wishing to travel after April 5 must schedule the appointment using our online appointment website.
All visa applicants will need to complete and print out the electronic version of the application form (DS-156) available online at: http://evisaforms.state.gov. They must bring their passport along with a recent passport-style photo (50mm x 50mm), proof of payment of the application fee paid at Sogebank, a passport that is valid for at least six months after the desired period of stay in the U.S., and any documents which would prove strong ties to Haiti.
For more information on regulations, qualifications required, and a wide range of other visa-related questions, and to obtain copies of application forms and instructions for completing them, please refer to the following websites: www.travel.state.gov and http://haiti.usembassy.gov. (End of text)