Emergency & Expedited Appointments
Due to the volume of non-immigrant visa appointments, we are able to grant emergency/expedited appointments only under the following conditions:
- An immediate relative's death, grave illness or life threatening accident taking place in the United States. Be prepared to include the name, relationship, place and description of the situation, and contact information for the attending physician or funeral home.
- Urgent medical treatment for the applicant or their minor child.
- An applicant for a student or exchange visitor (F/M/J) visa whose I-20 or DS-2019 has a start date that is earlier than the first available visa appointment.
Requesting an Expedited Appointment
Applicants must first schedule a regular appointment, either through the Information and Appointment Website or by calling (868)-224-3099 Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If the regular appointment date is not early enough to accommodate the emergency circumstances, applicants must call the telephone service Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to request an emergency appointment.
In all cases, the applicant will be expected to bring to the interview documentation which substantiates the emergency in addition to those forms and supporting documents normally required.