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April 9, 2009

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Emergency Travel

The first thing you should do is check your eligibility to travel visa free under the Visa Waiver Program – http://london.usembassy.gov/cons_new/visa/visa_wizard.html. If you still require a visa, you should call the Operator Assisted Information Service for assistance stating the nature of the emergency.   

A limited number of appointments are available daily for those who have genuine humanitarian need of travel.  The number to call is 09042-450100 from within the United Kingdom (Calls cost £1.20/min from BT landlines; some mobile and network providers may charge more). For those in the United States, please call 1-866-382-3589. Callers are charged a fixed rate of $16:00. Payment is by credit card – Visa, MasterCard, American Express only.

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2 Comments
  1. Victor
    Jul 23 2010

    To whom it may concern,
    I need an emergency transit visa. I have won a competition to go Costa Rica through McDonalds to work with coffee beans. I fly on August 5th and I need a visa.
    I rang the US embassy today and they said that theres not much that can be done, can you help?
    thank you
    Victor Warden

    • Jul 26 2010

      Victor – when you contact the Operator Service, you will be offered the earliest available appointment. If you require an earlier appointment than the one you were offered, you may wish to periodically recall the Operator to try and obtain an earlier appointment through a cancellation.

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