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Canadian High Commission and US embassy announce closure as Hurricane Matthew nears

Published:Friday | September 30, 2016 | 9:56 PM
This graphic show probabilities of sustained (1-minute average) surface wind speeds equal to or exceeding 64 kt (74 mph).

The US Embassy in Kingston is advising that it will be closed for routine Consular Services next Monday and Tuesday due to the likely impact Hurricane Matthew is forecasted to have on Jamaica.

The US embassy says visa interviews will not be conducted and routine American Citizen Services appointments will not be kept next Monday and Tuesday.

Individuals who had non immigrant visa interview appointments scheduled for these days are advised to visit the embassy's website and reschedule. 

Applicants who had immigrant visa appointments scheduled for these days will be contacted by the Consular Section and informed of their new appointment date.

Meanwhile, the offices of the High Commission of Canada in Jamaica will be closed next Monday and will reopen on Tuesday unless further advised.

For Consular assistance, Canadians are advised to contact the Emergency Service Centre in Ottawa, Canada.