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

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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…

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Question of the month: How can I move to the United States?

You will require the appropriate visa and the type of visa required will depend on the reason for the move. If you wish to work, you will require an employment based visa.  It is important to note that the U.S. government, unlike some countries, does not offer casual work visas.  Visas are based on a…

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Do you have an immigrant or fiancé(e) visa interview scheduled for June or July?

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Immigrant Visa Unit at the Embassy in London can’t conduct any immigrant or fiancé(e) visa interviews in the morning in June and July.  All appointments that had originally been scheduled for the morning have been rescheduled to 1:00 pm on the same date.  You and/or your agent of record will have been contacted about…

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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  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. 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…