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

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November 19th – 0900

We are now able to receive and transmit emails.  If you have sent us an email in the last few days, please DO NOT send a duplicate, as this will slow our response time. If your question is answered via the Embassy website, you will not receive a response so please ensure that you check…

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November 18th – 0830

Unfortunately, we are still unable to send or receive emails at this time.  Please check the Embassy website – – for information about visas and U.S. citizen services. Remember, if you have an appointment for a passport service today, we cannot accept credit card payments, you will need to bring cash, either U.S. dollars…

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17th November 2014 – 1700

At this time we’re still unable to receive or respond to emails.  If you have carefully checked our website and FAQs for visa information and can’t find an answer to your question, please wait to contact us. Information and FAQs from the Passport and Citizenship Unit is available from our website, here. If you have…

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17th November 2014 – 0900

We’re currently unable to receive or transmit emails. Please take the time to review the information on our website – – and if you still have a question, wait until we’re back online. If you have an appointment with the U.S. Passport and Citizenship Unit today, please note that the only acceptable method of payment…


Nonimmigrant Visa Webchat – November 19th!

This year is the 15th Anniversary of International Education Week! Have you considered studying or taking part in an exchange program in the United States?  Did you know that you will require the appropriate visa in order to do so?  Join us for a special webchat on Wednesday, November 19th to help mark International Education…

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Information for Immigrant Visa Applicants Processed through the NVC

From November 12th, the National Visa Center (NVC) will no longer collect original civil documents for IV applicants whose applications are being processed through them. Instead, applicants will submit photocopies of their documents. This will not apply to the I-864 Affidavit of Support; NVC still requires the original document. Once the NVC confirms that all…

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Applying for an NIV – Completing the DS-160 Application Form

When applying for a nonimmigrant visa at the Embassy in London, you must complete the DS-160 application form before booking an appointment to attend the Embassy. When you begin completing the DS-160 application form online, make a note of the Application I.D. number first, as you will need the number to book an appointment, and…


Monthly Feature! October’s Most Popular Question is….

Well, we have two this month, but they are about the same topic! Firstly – “I currently have valid status in the United States but my work /student/ exchange visitor visa has expired.  I’ll be visiting the UK over the holidays; can I book an appointment to renew my visa at the Embassy in London?”…

DV-2016 Registration Period – CLOSED!

The registration period for DV-2016 closed at 12 noon EDT on November 3, 2014.  It is no longer possible to register for the program.  If you are advised to the contrary, do not take any action on it as it is no longer possible to submit a registration for DV-2016. If you did not submit…


Consular Webchat Transcript

Missed the webchat? No problem, check out the transcript here! If you want to join our next webchat, look out here on our blog for the announcement of the next date!