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Important U.S. Citizen Services Information

Preparing for Your Appointment

Gathering Documentation

The Department of State provides a step-by-step process on the correct applications and documents to prepare. The website will even allow you to fill in the application online to print and bring with you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Minor children have other additional requirements that you should familiarize yourself with.

It is your responsibility to provide copies of all documents presented.

If you do not come with all of the above mentioned requirements ready at the time you enter the U.S. Consulate you may be requested to re-schedule your appointment for a later date.

Arriving for Your Appointment

It is important to come to your appointment with all applications and documents already filled out (but not signed). Please plan to arrive to the front gate 15 minutes before your appointment time to ensure you are through the security line in time. Do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you arrive more than 15 late to your scheduled appointment, you may be asked to schedule an appointment for another day.

Dress

Much of the waiting area is outside.  Dress appropriately for the interview and for the weather.

 

Payment Methods & Details

You can pay in cash (US Dollars or Curacao Guilders), credit card or Pay.Gov. Print out the electronic payment confirmation you receive via email and bring to your appointment.

 

 

Security Information

Prohibited Items

You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Consulate with any of the following: phones, electronics, food, liquids, weapons, sharp objects, luggage,  bags, or purses.  Only application-related papers carried by hand will be permitted.  Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of security staff.  There is no facility at the U.S. Consulate to store personal items.

Security Screening

To enter the Consulate, all persons must go through an airport-security type of screening. The Consulate does not provide lockers or storage bins for personal items. Any person refusing to comply with all security screening procedures will be denied entry to the Consulate.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.

Applicants may bring one person to help if they are elderly or disabled.  If you have a medical or other condition requiring a wheelchair or special accommodation, please alert the guards to your needs as you enter the building.