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US Embassy addresses farm workers' visa concerns

Published:Saturday | April 16, 2016 | 4:08 PM
Deputy Consul General, Katherine Farrell, says the H2A visa for temporary agricultural workers can be done within a day or two.

The United States Embassy in Kingston has given an assurance that adequate measures are in place to efficiently process visas for Jamaicans travelling to the US on the farmer work programme.

Deputy Consul General, Katherine Farrell, says the H2A visa for temporary agricultural workers can be done within a day or two.

The assurance comes amid concerns that the new visa requirement introduced in February would result in delays for Jamaican selected for the farm work programme.

However, Farrell says applicants should not worry as the US embassy processes applications very quickly.