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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Guyana

Guyana
Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months
C-2 None Multiple 60 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months
CW-1 11 None One 12 Months
CW-2 11 None One 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None One 60 Months 3
H-1C None One 60 Months 3
H-2A None One 60 Months 3
H-2B None One 60 Months 3
H-2R None One 60 Months 3
H-3 None One 60 Months 3
H-4 None One 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 60 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8

Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes

  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

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Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: For applicants present in Guyana the fee is GY$300. If you are applying from outside of Guyana please contact the nearest Guyana Mission/Consulate for more information; you may locate one near you by going to minfor.gov.gy.

Document Name:  Birth Certificate

Issuing Authority: General Register Office

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Dry embossed seal: The dry seal changed from the word ‘GUYANA’ to the Coat of Arms of Guyana in late 2001. The Coat of Arms is surrounded by two concentric circles. The outside circle is made of evenly spaced diagonal hatch marks, while the inner circle is composed of spheres.  Between the inner and outer circle are the words, “GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE”.
  • Original signatures of the Registrar General and a Transcription Clerk
  • Certificate number at bottom left of the document (this number will be the same on all birth certificates issued for that individual)
  • Division/Centre Number (to identify the registration center used to first register the birth) remain the same on all birth certificates issued for that individual.
  • Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registrar General
  • Color:  white paper with green double borders. Biographical data fields are green.
  • Size (approx.): 8.5”x7”
  • A dull hologram of the Guyana Coat of Arms at the top center of the birth certificate
  • The word “copy” will appear multiple times throughout the birth certificate when photocopied.
  • Guyana Coat of Arms is printed diagonally across the back of the birth certificate.

Registration Criteria:

  • Registration form (completed in triplicate)
  • A valid form of identification,
  • Proof of the child’s birth, such as, the hospital records or a letter from the attending midwife/physician/healthcare provider.
  • Marriage certificate, if legally married.
  • Father’s presence and signature is required unless the parents are legally married.

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Certificates are obtainable from the Registrar General's Office, Guyana Post Office building, Robb Street, Georgetown, Guyana. Records are available for birth from 1848 to date. Processing time for applications made in person: one week.  Process time for mail-in applications: one to two months.  Applications are available at Post Offices nationwide.
  • Applicants outside of Guyana should contact the nearest Guyana Mission/Consulate – see minfor.gov.gy – for information.

Certified Copies Available: Yes

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments:  All birth certificates are handwritten. There are 400 registration centers located in health clinics and hospitals throughout Guyana.  Birth certificates issued prior to January 2010 are not accepted for visa, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and other consular services.

A father’s name will not be placed on the child’s birth records unless there is proof that the parents are legally married or the father appears in person, with a valid form of identification, and signs the birth registration form.

Although Guyanese law now recognizes surrogacy, no provision was made in the law to specify how these births are to be registered.  As of June 2018, the General Register Office is unable to produce a birth certificate in a surrogacy case.

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: For applicants present in Guyana the fee is GY$300. If you are applying from outside of Guyana please contact the nearest Guyana Mission/Consulate for more information; you may locate one near you by going to minfor.gov.gy.

Document Name:  Death Certificate

Issuing Authority: General Register Office

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registrar General

Special Seal(s)/Color/Format:

  • Dry embossed seal. The dry seal changed from the word ‘GUYANA’ to the Coat of Arms of Guyana in late 2001. The Coat of Arms is surrounded by two concentric circles. The outside circle is made of evenly spaced diagonal hatch marks, while the inner circle is composed of spheres.  Between the inner and outer circle are the words, “GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE”.
  • Original signatures of the Registrar General and a Transcription Clerk
  • Certificate number at bottom left of the document. This number will be the same on all Death certificates issued for that individual.
  • Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registrar General
  • Color:  white paper with red double borders. Bio data field is pink with single red border.
  • Size (approx.): 8.5”x7”
  • The Guyana Coat of Arms is printed at the top center of the death certificate.

Registration Criteria:

  • Registration form signed by the coroner or attending physician
  • Identification document of the deceased
  • Identification document of the individual registering the death

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Certificates are obtainable from the Registrar General's Office, Guyana Post Office building, Robb Street, Georgetown, Guyana. Processing time for applications made in person: one week. Process time for mail-in applications: one to two months. Applications are available at Post Offices nationwide.
  • Applicants outside of Guyana should contact the nearest Guyana Mission/Consulate – see minfor.gov.gy – for information.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments:  All death certificates are handwritten. Death certificates issued prior to January 2010 are not accepted for visa, Consular Report of Death, and other consular services.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: For applicants present in Guyana the fee is GY$300. If you are applying from outside of Guyana please contact the nearest Guyana Mission/Consulate for more information; you may locate one near you by going to minfor.gov.gy.

Document Name:  Marriage Certificate

Issuing Authority: General Register Office

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Dry embossed seal. The dry seal changed from the word ‘GUYANA’ to the Coat of Arms of Guyana in late 2001. The Coat of Arms is surrounded by two concentric circles. The outside circle is made of evenly spaced diagonal hatch marks, while the inner circle is composed of spheres.  Between the inner and outer circle are the words, “GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE”.
  • Original signatures of the Registrar General and a Transcription Clerk
  • The Guyana Coat of Arms is at the top center of the death certificate.
  • Certificate number at bottom left of the document (this number will be the same on all marriage certificates issued for that individual)
  • Division/Centre Number box located below the certificate number (will indicate whether the marriage was solemnized by Banns, Notice of License.  This information remains the same on all marriage certificates issued for that individual.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registrar General

Color:  white paper with red double borders. Bio date and data fields are red.

Size (approx.): 8.5”x7”

Registration Criteria: The Marriage Registration Forms are prepared by the Marriage Officer who solemnized the marriage. Marriage officers are required by law to lodge the registration of marriages at the General Register Office.

Procedure for Obtaining.

  • Certificates are obtainable from the General Register Office, Guyana Post Office Building, Robb Street, Georgetown Guyana, for both residents and non-residents. Period covered: 1896 to date. Marriage certificate applications must include the names of the parties and date and place of marriage.
  • Applicants outside of Guyana should contact the nearest Guyana Mission/Consulate – see minfor.gov.gy – for information.
  • Processing time for applications made in person: one week. Process time for mail-in applications: one to two months.  Application can be obtained at any local Post Office. Mail-in applications should contain a return self-addressed stamped envelope.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: If no record is located, a letter to that effect will be issued by the Registrar

Exceptions: None

Comments: Same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Guyana. Marriage certificates issued prior to January 2010 are not accepted for visa and other consular services. All marriage certificates are handwritten.

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: Cost is GY$700.00.

Document Name:  Divorce Decree or Decree Absolute

Issuing Authority: Supreme Court Registrar, Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, Guyana

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

Seals:  Circular shaped rubber stamp that imprints the words “Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana”. Rectangular shaped rubber stamp that imprints the words “True Copy.”

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Supreme Court Registrar

Registration Criteria: All divorces are entered into the records of the Court upon filing of the divorce petition.

Procedure for Obtaining:  

  • Not available as a public record; however, a copy of a Divorce Decree is obtainable upon written request from the Registrar of the Supreme Court, Victoria Law Court, Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown.
  • Only the parties involved or an individual authorized by the parties involved, such as, an attorney, may apply.  You must provide a notarized letter along with a photocopy of valid photo identification, such as a Guyana National Identification Card, or passport. Your notarized letter must contain the following pertinent information: date of request, spouse’s full names, date of divorce, place of divorce. If you are authorizing another person to apply on your behalf, you must list the name of the individual and their relationship to the parties to the divorce.
  • To be valid, the document must bear the stamps “Supreme Court of Judicature of Guyana “and “Certified a True Copy of the original.”

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Divorce decrees are computer generated documents. You cannot apply for a divorce decree at a Guyana Consulate abroad.

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees: For applicants present in Guyana the fee is GY$300.  If you are applying from outside of Guyana please contact the nearest Guyana Mission/Consulate for more information; you may locate one near you by going to minfor.gov.gy.

Document Name:  Adoption Certificate

Issuing Authority:  General Register Office (GRO)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Dry embossed seal.  The dry seal changed from the word ‘GUYANA’ to the “Coat of Arms of Guyana”, in late 2001.  The Coat of Arms is surrounded by two concentric circles.  The outside circle is made of evenly spaced diagonal hatch marks, while the inner circle is composed of spheres.  Between the inner and outer circle are the words, “GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE”.
  • Document bears the original signature of the Registrar General.

Color: White paper stock

Size: (approx.) 11.5”x 9”.

Format: Preprinted form. Bio data field has single black border.  The word “GUYANA” is printed on the top of the form. All adoption Certificates are handwritten on a preprinted form.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registrar General

Registration Criteria: An Adoption Order issued by the Supreme Court of Guyana

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • Certificates are obtainable from the Registrar General's Office, Guyana Post Office building, Robb Street, Georgetown, Guyana.  Processing time for applications made in person: one week.  Processing time for mail-in applications: one to two months. Applications are also available at Post Offices nationwide.
  • Applicants outside of Guyana should contact the nearest Guyana Mission/Consulate – see minfor.gov.gy – for information.
  • The applicant must furnish the child's full name, adoptive parents' full names, date and place of adoption. Certificates are available from the General Register Office.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: No

Comments:

  • All adoption certificates are handwritten.
  • For visa and consular services, all adoption certificates must be accompanied by a certified copy of the Adoption Order. Certified Adoption Orders are available from Registrar of the Supreme Court, Victoria Law Court, Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown.

Identity Card

Available

Fees:  There are no fees

Document Name: Guyana National Identification Card

Issuing Authority: Guyana National Elections Commission (GECOM)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Pastel background design on both sides.
  • Credit Card style card.
  • Signature and image are embedded. Ghost image of bearer on the front bottom right and left back of the card. Unique 9 digit number.
  • On the front of the card there is a map of Guyana with micro line printing GEOCOM repeats with spacing inside of the map. ID CARD GUYANA is visible under UV light on the front of the card. No expiry date.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Commissioner, National Registration

Registration Criteria: Guyanese age 14 years and older.

Procedure for Obtaining: Present proof of Guyanese citizenship

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions:  None

Comments: National Identification Cards issued before October 2009 are not valid for identification purposes.

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Available: Yes

Fees:

Document Name:  Police Certificate of Character

Issuing Authority: Guyana Police Force, Criminal Records Office (CRO), Police Headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Seal: Printed Coat of Arms of Guyana on the top center of the Form.
  • A six digit number preprinted in black serial number on the top right hand of the form.
  • An oval shaped rubber stamp that imprints the words, “GUYANA POLICE FORCE CRIMINAL RECORDS OFFICE”, affixed partially on the photo on the left bottom of the form, bears the signature, rank and serial number of the individual certifying the records and the date.
  • A rectangular shaped rubber stamp that imprints the words “CRIMINAL RECORDS OFFICE, CHECKED BY, DATE”.  Handwritten on that seal are the name, rank and number of the official who checked the criminal record database and the date the check was conducted.
  • Document bears the original signature of the issuing officer on the bottom right of the form.
  • Right thumbprint of the applicant is affixed to the top left of the form.

Color: White

Format: Form C 13

Size (approx.): 7.5” x 11”

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Detective Superintendent

Registration Criteria:

  • Birth Certificate
  • National Identity card or valid passport
  • Completed application form
  • Three (3) recent passport size photographs

Procedure for Obtaining:  Complete the application form and present in person with the required documents and the processing fee at the CRO.  You will be fingerprinted when you submit your application.  You may also submit applications at the Guyana Police Force, Divisional Headquarters in New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana.  Processing time is approximately one (1) week.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: none

Comments:  Police certificates are issued in duplicate.  Only originals are acceptable.

 

Court/Prison Records

Available: Yes

Fees:  There are no fees

Document Name:  Prison Records

Issuing Authority: Guyana Prison Service (Headquarters/Branch Offices)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:   The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) Crest (seal) /No color / Letter format ( 8.5”X11”) paper bearing the GPS crest.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Director of Prisons, Guyana Prison Service.

Registration Criteria:  there is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:  Submit a written request to the Director of Prisons, Guyana Prison Service Headquarters, 46 Brickdam, Georgetown, Guyana.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Each typed letter will have the Prison Facility’s location, address, telephone contact, Officer-in-Charge, Second-in-command stated on a Letter Head which will be signed, and dated by the Officer-in-Charge, or his/her Deputy.

Military Records

Available: Yes

Fees:  There are no fees

Document Name:  Discharge letter/SOS letter

Issuing Authority: Guyana Defence Force (GDF)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: GDF crest letterhead

Seals:  GDF crest letterhead

Color: White

Format: Letter format

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Administrative Officer, Records Branch, Guyana Defence Force, Camp Ayanganna, Georgetown.

Registration Criteria:  There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining:  Personal appearance or written request to the issuing authority (Administrative Officer, Records Branch, Guyana Defence Force, Camp Ayanganna, Georgetown).

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents:   There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available (Regular, Diplomatic, Official, etc.): Regular, Diplomatic, Official/Service

Fees: In Guyana, GY$6,000.00 for regular passport; no fee if age 65+.  For applicants in the United States, the fee is US$100 at any Guyana consulate.

Document Name: Passport

Issuing Government Authority: The Central Immigration and Passport Office

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Seal (s): The Coat of Arms of Guyana & Seal of the Caribbean Community (CC)
  • Cover Color (s): Regular- Blue, Diplomatic- Red, Official/Service- Green
  • Print color on Cover: Gold
  • Biographic Data: Color (black), machine readable, position: on identity page
  • Validity: Five (5) years
  • Photograph: color, integrated, position: identity page
  • UV reaction: Fluorescent security fibers (green and pink), fluorescent invisible ink (green)
  • Watermarks: Yes. Line watermarks
  • Size (approx.) 4.9”x3.5”:  Corners: Round

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  The Chief Immigration Officer

Registration Criteria:  

  • Proof of Guyanese Citizenship
  • Valid photo ID, One (1) recent photograph
  • Marriage Certificate and/or Divorce Decree, Birth Certificate of Spouse (For married women including widows and women whose marriages have been terminated)
  • Adoption Certificate (if applicable)
  • Registered “Deed Poll” (Legal Name Change Document) (if applicable)

Procedure for Obtaining:

  • All first time applicants [in Guyana?] should appear in person at the Central Immigration and Passport Office in Georgetown.  Persons renewing their passport may do so at any of the passport offices located in Georgetown, Linden, Berbice and Essequibo.
  • Persons applying abroad should contact the nearest Guyana Consulate.

Alternate Documents:  Emergency Certificates

Exceptions: Yes

Comments: Applicants under sixteen (16) years of age must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian, who must present a notarized affidavit from the absent parent or documentation attesting to guardianship.  The affidavit must indicate that the child is in the custody of either parent making the representation, for the child or that the applicant is the guardian of the child in order to apply as well as to pick up the passport.

Other Documents Available:  Emergency Certificates.

Emergency certificates in lieu of a passport can be issued at any Guyana Consulate abroad or the Central Immigration and Passport Office in Georgetown for direct travel to and from Guyana only. Issuance of the Emergency Certificates are based on the following:-

  1. An emergency situation requires the applicant’s  presence
  2. The applicant’s current passport has or is about to be expired
  3. An application has been submitted for a new passport

Other Records

Deed Polls (Legal name change):

Fees: GY$200

Document Name:  Deed Poll

Issuing Authority:  Registrar of Deeds

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:

  • Wet seal “Deeds  and Commercial Registry, Guyana” on every page of the document
  • “TRUE COPY” notary stamp seal, signed and dated by a Sworn Clerk of Court

Bears the original signature: Yes

Color: White paper stock

Format: Legal document

Size (approx.): 8.5”x 14”

Procedure for Obtaining: Executing a Deed Poll:

  • The process of drafting a Deed Poll can be completed by an Attorney-at-Law license to practice in Guyana or a Justice of Peace. You will need to produce a certified copy of your birth certificate and a form of identification, for example, a National Identification Card or Passport. You must sign your previous name and your new name in the presence of a Justice of the Peace. You will also need a witness to sign the document in the presence of a Justice of the Peace.  Take the completed document to the Deeds and Commercial Registry of Guyana to be legally registered.

Obtaining a certified copy of a Deed Poll:  Provide either a copy of the Deed Poll, the Deed Poll registration number or name individual, and the year the Deed Poll was registered to the Registrar of Deeds, Victoria Law Court, Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown.

Certified Copies Available: Only if registered.

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: While Guyanese law does not require deed polls to be registered, the U.S. Embassy will only accept registered Deed Polls. Fees for drafting of a Deed Poll (unknown)

Visa Services

All visa categories for all of Guyana. Immigrant visas for nationals of Suriname and French Guiana are processed processed at Embassy Georgetown.

Additional Information for Reciprocity

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.