The Consular Section is committed to the protection of U.S. citizens at home and abroad.
We protect U.S. borders by facilitating travel for legitimate visa applicants while
screening out persons who might do us harm or are otherwise ineligible for a visa under
U.S. immigration laws. We ensure the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens living or
traveling overseas by providing both routine and emergency services. At all times, we
strive to provide quality service consistent with U.S. laws and regulations.
The Consular Section is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday (except on
U.S. and Guatemalan holidays).
The Non-Immigrant Visa Unit will be closed to the public all day Friday.
The American Citizen Services Unit will be closed to the
public on the second and last Friday of each month. In case of emergency on those
days, American citizens may call 331-1541 for assistance.
The Embassy phone number is (502) 331-1541. The Consular Section Fax number is
(502) 331-0564. Telephone extensions for the different units of the section are found
under their pages.
General information on Consular Services and Visas (including Consular
Information Sheets for all countries, basic information on visas, and consular
publications) maybe found on the Bureau of Consular
Affairs home page. In addition, the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
home page contains information on U.S. immigration laws.