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15
Aug
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Marrying an American? “We decided that we would move to America, and the next step was the visa”

Here’s the next installment in our series of blog posts about consular team members’ experiences in the United States.

In June 2013 I got engaged to my boyfriend, who I met through work.  I’m British, and he’s American.  Before we could plan the wedding, we had to decide where we wanted to live.  We decided that we would move to America, and the next step was the visa.

I knew that there were two ways I could move to the United States:  either with a K-1 visa as the fiancée of a U.S. citizen (meaning we would have to marry within 90 days of my entering the United States), or we could marry in the UK and then he would file a petition for me to apply for an immigrant visa as the spouse of a U.S. citizen.  We decided to get married in the UK, so I now need an immigrant visa (IV).

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12
Aug
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Visa Processing – 12 August

We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are working to bring our systems back to full operational capacity.

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5
Aug
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Visa Processing – August 5 2014

  • We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity.

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4
Aug
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Visa Processing – August 4th 2014

Although the U.S. Department of State continues to experience technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations, we are pleased to advise that normal processing resumed in most cases at Embassy London last week.  These issues may mean that CEAC accounts are not updated accurately, but applicants will receive an e-mail from the courier service to track delivery of their documents once processing is complete.

We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers.  We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as we are able to complete processing.  This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category.

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31
Jul
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Visa Processing – July 31st

We’re pleased to advise that processing has resumed in many cases.

If you’re waiting for a visa application to be processed, you will receive an email as soon as processing has been completed and your documents have been passed to the courier service.

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23
Jul
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Join us, it’s webchat time!

Do you have a question about U.S. Immigrant or Nonimmigrant Visas? Thinking about travelling to the U.S.? Not sure what visa you need? Confused about the requirements for your Immigrant visa interview?  Then join us on Wednesday, July 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, July 30th, 12 – 1pm BST 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.  We will answer all questions at the time of the web chat. Read moreRead more

1
Jul
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Closure of the Consular Section

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Consular Section is closed on July 1, 2014.

All Nonimmigrant and Immigrant visa appointments have been cancelled.  Those affected by the closure have been notified by email.

Nonimmigrant visa applicants may sign into their account at  https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb for further information.  Immigrant Visa applicants will receive email notification of a new appointment date in the next couple of workdays.

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17
Jun
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Webchat! Come and join us!

Do you have a question about U.S. Immigrant or Nonimmigrant Visas? Thinking about travelling to the U.S.? Are you planning to study in the U.S. next academic year? Confused about the requirements for your Immigrant visa interview?  Then join us on Wednesday, June 25th 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, June 25th, 12 – 1pm BST 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, you can do so by commenting here on our blog.  We will answer all questions at the time of the web chat.

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21
May
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Its that time again! Got a question? Come to 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? Confused about the requirements for your Immigrant visa interview?  Then join us on Wednesday, May 28th 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, May 28th, 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 here on our blog by adding a comment to this post, 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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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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