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Posts on U.S. visas and travel to the United States.

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We have just seen our first DV scam of the year!  

How do we know it is scam?  Here’s how: It was for DV-2015:  They are a year late.  Successful registrants were notified through the Entrant Status Check at www.dvlottery.state.gov  in May 2014. Notification of the selection was by email: The Department of State will never send you a letter or email to say you have won. …

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Applying for a visa? Join our webchat on April 29!

If you have questions about applying for an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa, join us on Wednesday, April 29 between 12 noon and 1:00pm (BST) to ask a Consular Officer!  Remember, for privacy reasons, we can’t answer case specific questions during the chat. http://conx.adobeconnect.com/unitedkingdom If you would like to post your questions in advance, you can enter the chatroom…

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Got a visa question? Join our webchat, March 25th!

Do you have a question about U.S. Immigrant or Nonimmigrant Visas? Are you a student or summer worker?  Maybe you’re planning ahead to travel to the U.S. for the summer holidays? Join us on Wednesday, March 25th 12-1pm (GMT) to ask a Consular Officer and let us help you prepare! Remember, for privacy reasons, we…

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Question of the month: How do I change information on my DS-160 form?

This month, the focus is on the DS-160 application form and the most popular question is… “I’ve made a mistake/need to change information on my DS-160 form – what do I do?” If you have not transmitted the form or, if you saved the form before transmitting it, you may be able to retrieve it via https://ceac.state.gov/genniv up to…

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Checking CEAC!

If you are applying for a visa and you have completed the form DS-160 or DS-260, you can check the status of your application online at https://ceac.state.gov/ceac by entering the DS-160 or DS-260 barcode & interview location. We understand that it can be confusing for applicants, but check our website for an explanation of the…

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Ask a Consular officer, it’s time for a webchat!

Do you have a question about U.S. Immigrant or Nonimmigrant Visas? Planning ahead to travel to the U.S. for the summer holidays? Not sure what visa you need? Are you a student, going to study in the U.S.? Thinking about immigrating, but not sure about the document requirements? Then join us on Wednesday, February 25th…

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If Love is in the Air…

Join the Bureau of Consular Affairs for a google+hangout when they discuss visa requirements for bringing a spouse or fiancé to live in the United States.  They will be talking to a newlywed about her experience of the visa process, a Bureau expert on fiancé visas and a U.K-based immigration attorney who helps fiancé’s navigate…

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Expedited visa interview appointments

“I have a visa appointment but I would like an earlier one.  How can I request an earlier appointment?” Well, there are different procedures depending on whether you are applying for an Immigrant or Nonimmigrant Visa!  We do advise that applicants should not make final, non-refundable travel plans until their application has been completed and…