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It’s Consular Webchat time – Join us, January 21st 12-1pm

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? Thinking about immigrating, but not sure about the document requirements? Then join us on Wednesday, January 21st, 12-1pm (GMT) to ask a Consular Officer and let us…

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December’s most popular question is…

“I tried to register under ESTA and my travel was not authorized.  What do I do now?” If your registration under ESTA is not authorized, you will require a visa in order to travel to the United States.  Information about applying for a visa is available from the Embassy website: http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/apply.html. Remember, you don’t need…

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Monthly Feature – November’s Most Popular Question is…

Are there any restrictions on items I can send or bring into the U.S. during the holiday season?  It’s a great question, and one we get asked a lot at this time of year.  If you’re thinking of sending family or friends a cake or pudding to mark the holiday season, visit the U.S. Customs…

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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 – http://london.usembassy.gov/index.html – 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 – http://london.usembassy.gov/index.html – 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…

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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…