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About Global Entry

Global Entry: Travel to the USA just got easier

We have some good news! Travel to the USA just got quicker and easier thanks to the newly rolled out Global Entry Program. For UK passport holders, it will mean being able to sidestep the lines at Customs and Passport control and enter the USA via automatic kiosks. Britons will also be eligible for  TSA Pre✓®…

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. Since its completion on 1937 is has been one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith. IIP Image.

Where can I obtain tourist information for the U.S. ?

The U.S. no longer operates a national tourist office in the United Kingdom. There is currently no central office for tourist information within the American Embassy in London either. Discover America lets you explore the 50 states and U.S. territories before you go.  Learn what you need to know about entering the U.S., accommodations, transportation within the…

Midtown Manhattan at night. The Empire State building is at left; its art deco rival, the Chrysler building, is at far right. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith. (IIP Photo Archive)

Visiting the United States

Do I need a tourist visa? Currently, many British citizens traveling on a valid, individual machine readable passport, with a return or onward ticket, and who are staying for less than 90 days, qualify for the Visa Waiver Program and can travel visa-free with only an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). There are conditions, so please review…

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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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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…