Minister Vaz confirms being stripped of US visa

Minister Daryl Vaz’ visa has been revoked by the United States.

Minister without Portfolio in the Economic Growth and Job Creation Ministry Daryl Vaz is confirming that the United States has revoked his visa to that country.

Vaz said in a statement that he was in receipt of correspondence from the United States Embassy in Kingston which stated that his US visa has been revoked based on the following: “subsequent to the visa issuance, information has come to light that you may be ineligible for a visa”.

“If you would like to travel to the United States, you must re-apply,” the notice further stated.

Minister Vaz says he has advised the Prime Minister of the issue and has since initiated through the formal procedures and protocols the process of seeking clarification to determine his eligibility to be issued a United States visa. The Minister says as a public figure he is obligated to keep the public updated on the outcome of the process/appeal of the revocation which has been formally lodged.

In 2008, Minister Vaz renounced his US citizenship following the issuance of a ruling in the dual citizenship case which was brought against him. He says he is committed to pursuing the matter concerning the revocation of his US visa with the aim of a positive result.