Effective August 27, 2018, the Government of the United States ended visa restrictions in Guinea and resumed normal visa processing at U.S. Embassy Conakry for all visa categories.
On September 13, 2017, U.S. Embassy Conakry discontinued visa issuance to employees of the Government of Guinea, and their spouses and children, with some exceptions.
Visa restrictions were triggered by a notification from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that Guinea was denying and/or unreasonably delaying the return of its nationals whom the United States had ordered removed.
Since then, the Government of Guinea’s positive response to requests from the Department of Homeland Security allowed for the resumption of normal visa processing as of August 27, 2018.
U.S. Embassy Conakry will begin contacting individuals whose applications were affected by the restrictions to continue the processing of those applications.