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May
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Monthly Feature – April’s Most Popular Question!

April’s Most Popular question was….

“My passport number has changed since I booked my appointment, can I still attend?  Do I need to book a new interview and complete a new DS-160 form?”

Answer: If your passport number has changed since you booked your appointment using the online appointment booking system, you don’t need to cancel that appointment.  You should complete a new DS-160 application form, with your new correct passport details.  At the time you attend the Embassy, you must bring with you the confirmation page of your corrected completed DS-160 form.

At the time of your interview, advise the consular officer that your passport number has changed.

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1
May

Thinking about casual work in the United States?

Check out our video, about Summer Work Travel and exchange programs!

24
Apr
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Come and join our webchat!

Do you have a question about U.S. Immigrant or Nonimmigrant Visas? Thinking about travelling to the U.S. during the summer holidays? Are you planning to study in the U.S. next academic year? Not sure about the documents you need for your Immigrant visa interview?  Then join us on Wednesday, April 30th to ask a Consular Officer and let us help you prepare! Remember, for privacy reasons, we can’t answer case specific enquiries during the chat.
Please join our webchat on Wednesday, April 30th, 12 – 1pm GMT to learn more about U.S. Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas!

                http://conx.adobeconnect.com/unitedkingdom

If you would like to post your questions ahead of time, please do so on our blog, or on our twitter feed using the hashtag #webchat.  We will answer all questions at the time of the web chat.

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17
Apr
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The I-94/I-94W Arrival/Departure Card

Since April 30, 2013, visitors entering the United States by air or sea carrier no longer complete the paper I-94 or I-94W Arrival/Departure. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at the Port of Entry gather travelers’ arrival/departure information automatically from their electronic travel records by scanning their passport.  This generates an electronic arrival record with data elements found on the current paper Form I-94.  The passport is stamped with the admission date, the class of admission, and the date that the traveler is admitted until.

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2
Apr

Visa Waiver Program and Chile

On March 31 Chile joined the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Qualified Chilean nationals traveling to the United States for business (B-1) or pleasure (B-2) will no longer require visas for travel if they meet all requirements for visa free travel. See http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/vwp.html.

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2
Apr
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Monthly Feature! March’s most popular question…

Q. I traveled to the U.S. last year under the Visa Waiver Program with an ESTA, now I want to go again.  Do I need a new ESTA?  Do I need to update my travel details? How do I do that?

A. The ESTA registration is valid for 2 years, or until your passport expires, whichever is shorter.  We recommend that travelers retain a record of the ESTA registration number, and check the validity of their ESTA before their new travel date.

 

You are not required to update your travel details each time you travel to the United States.  However, if you wish to do so, you can visit https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ and update your travel details there.  You will need to have your passport number, registration number and date of birth to hand in order to retrieve your authorization.

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26
Mar

Arrested? Cautioned? Convicted? Check this out!

Check out our handy GIF! If you need a visa, check out our website – http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/apply.html – for more information about how to apply.

 

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19
Mar
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Its time for a webchat!

Do you have a question about U.S. Immigrant or Nonimmigrant Visas? Thinking about travelling to the United States on holiday this summer? Are you planning to study in the U.S. next academic year? Not sure about the documents you need for your Immigrant visa interview?  Then join us on Wednesday, March 26th to ask a Consular Officer and let us help you prepare! Remember, for privacy reasons, we can’t answer case specific enquiries during the chat.
Please join our webchat on Wednesday, March 26th, 12 – 1pm GMT to learn more about U.S. Nonimmigrant Visas!

http://conx.adobeconnect.com/unitedkingdom

If you would like to post your questions ahead of time, please do so on our blog, or on our twitter feed using the hashtag #webchat.  We will answer all questions at the time of the web chat.

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1
Mar

Monthly Feature! February’s most popular question is…

Q.  I’ve booked a visa interview and paid the fee but now I can’t go to the U.S. as I planned.  Can I have a refund of the MRV (Machine Readable Visa) fee?

A. The MRV fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.  If your plans have changed and you are not planning to travel to the United States at this time, the fee is valid for 12 months from the date of payment.  You could use the fee if you wish to apply at a later date, provided it is within 12 months.

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19
Feb
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Thinking about travelling for Summer Camp? Got a question? Ask a consular officer!

Do you have a question about U.S. Nonimmigrant Visas? Thinking about travelling to the United States to work at a camp this summer? Got a question about how to apply, or what type of visa you need?  Want to take up an internship during the summer vacation? Then join us on Wednesday, February 26th to ask a Consular Officer and let us help you prepare! Remember, for privacy reasons, we can’t answer case specific enquiries during the chat.
Please join our webchat on Wednesday, February 26th – 12 – 1pm GMT to learn more about U.S. Nonimmigrant Visas!

http://conx.adobeconnect.com/unitedkingdom

If you would like to post your questions ahead of time, please do so on our blog, or on our twitter feed using the hashtag #webchat.  We will answer all questions at the time of the web chat.

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