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Intercountry Adoption

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Guyana

Guyana
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Do not travel to Guyana due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Guyana due to crime.

Do not travel to Guyana due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Guyana due to crime.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Guyana due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Guyana.

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and murder, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.  

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Guyana:

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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

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