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Worldwide Caution from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

29 July 2015 – The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain…

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Delays in visa and passport processing

London has begun printing nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. We are working as quickly as possible to clear the backlog of pending visa cases and hand your passport to the courier company for delivery. The approved courier will send a tracking message once it receives your passport. You should wait for that message. During this time,…

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Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing

Due to a global systems issue affecting passport operations, there is currently a delay in the printing of U.S. passports that were approved at overseas passport facilities.  Applications accepted by the Passport Unit at this Embassy on or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay. If you applied for a U.S. passport during…

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Social Media and the Consular Section

Are you following us on Twitter at @USAinUKCGCorner?  It’s just one of several ways in which we use social media to keep visa applicants and U.S. citizens informed about what is happening in the Consular Section in London.  If U have a Q + can ask it in 140 chars, tweet us.   The team is…

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U.S. Citizens traveling to South Africa

We would like to draw your attention to new requirements for children who are entering, transiting, or departing South Africa, which came into force on June 1. All children must travel with a birth certificate that shows the names of the child and the child’s parents.  Children who are traveling with only one parent, or…

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Be A Smart Traveler

Are you planning to travel to the UK for vacation?  Maybe you’re moving to the UK permanently? Enroll in STEP and be a SMART Traveler!  

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A Valentines Day message from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

Make sure yours is a happy one! Every week we receive emails from people who have fallen victim to an Internet dating scam.  Victims range in age from teens to the elderly and include both men and women.  We’d like to share the Bureau of Consular Affairs guide to “ 6 signs your lover might…

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Preparing for the 2015 Tax Filing Season!

It’s time to file your 2015 taxes! ALL U.S. citizens and resident aliens must file a U.S. individual income tax return, even if they permanently live outside the United States and may not owe any tax because of income exclusion or tax credit. The due date for filing is April 15th, 2015. There are lots of…