CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Nov. 24, 2009: Jamaicans paying for visa applications at the U.S. embassy will now have to pay ahead at National Commercial Bank.
The U.S. Embassy in Kingston yesterday said it has concluded its contract with Paymaster and will no longer accept cash or credit card payment for application fees at the embassy. It will now accept only receipts for visa application fees paid at NCB only. This change applies to all non-immigrant and fiancé (e) visa applicants, and Cayman Island residents.
To assist Cayman Island residents who may have already made other arrangements for paying their non-immigrant visa application fees, the U.S. Embassy is allowing a grace period until December 1, 2009.
However, starting December 1, all Cayman Island residents applying for non-immigrant visas must present `fee paid` receipts from NCB for non-immigrant visa application fees. Without `fee paid` receipts, applicants will not be permitted entry to the embassy and will need to reschedule their interview appointments.