U.S. Embassy Announces Visa Courier Service Changes

U.S. Embassy Announces Visa Courier Service Changes

Effective immediately, the U.S. Embassy Port of Spain Visa Unit will no longer be able to provide free courier services for visa applicants.  This applies to both immigrant visa (IV) and non-immigrant visa (NIV) processing, including cases where the interview has been waived. 

Applicants will be required to use TT Post to submit their documents for both types of visas.  NIV cases that can be submitted as interview-waived applications should carefully follow detailed NIV document submission instructions outlined on the U.S. Embassy’s website.

As always, immigrant visa applicants are encouraged to bring all necessary documents to their interview in order to avoid follow-up document submission requirements and consequent visa issuance delays.  However, in the event that a consular officer requires additional documents, IV applicants should carefully follow the detailed IV document submission instructions outlined on the U.S. Embassy website. 

This service change necessitates that all visa applicants also must provide a pre-addressed return courier envelope in order to receive their passports back after the visas are processed, printed and placed in the applicants’ passports.  Both IV and NIV applicants should bring these return courier packets purchased from TT Post to their interview appointments. 

For comprehensive information on how to apply for both immigrant and non-immigrant visas, please call the Visa Call Center at 1-868-235-4500 or visit the U.S. Embassy website at https://tt.usembassy.gov/visas/