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Guyana

Guyana
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Reconsider travel to Guyana due to crime.

Reconsider travel to Guyana due to crime.

Country Summary: Violent crime, including murder and armed robbery, is common, especially at night. Local police often lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Guyana.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Guyana has a high level of COVID-19.  Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

If you decide to travel to Guyana:

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

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Hague Convention Participation

Hague Adoption Convention Country?
Yes

Hague Convention Information

Intercountry adoption is not possible from Guyana at this time, except for transition cases as discussed below.  For more information please see the related notice.

Guyana Transition Cases

With reference to our Adoption Notice dated June 1, 2019, Guyana has confirmed that it will continue to process certain adoption cases under the non-Convention process in effect prior to June 1. These cases are those in which a U.S. citizen filed a Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition, or a Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, prior to June 1, 2019, or in which a final adoption was completed prior to June 1, 2019. CI will continue to coordinate with Guyanese authorities on issues related to “transition cases” and Guyana’s accession to the Hague Adoption Convention. 

We are in the process of updating our Country Information Sheet for Guyana. Please continue to monitor adoption.state.gov for updated information as it becomes available. If you have any questions about this notice, please contact the Office of Children’s Issues at adoption@state.gov

Last Updated: June 14, 2019

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Georgetown
100 Young and Duke Streets
Georgetown, Guyana
Telephone
+(592) 225-4900/9
Emergency
+(592) 623-1992
Fax
+(592) 225-8497

Guyana Map