USCIS permanently closed its field office in London, United Kingdom, on July 31, 2020. The U.S. Embassy in London has assumed responsibility for certain limited services that USCIS previously provided to individuals residing in the United Kingdom (see table below).
Individuals who previously received assistance from the USCIS London Field Office (which includes individuals residing in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) must follow these filing instructions:
Form I-130, Petition for an Alien Relative
Beginning April 1, 2020, the USCIS London Field Office no longer accepts I-130 petitions.
The Consular Section, Immigrant Visa Unit, of the U.S. Embassy in London may accept the Form I-130 if you fall under a military exemption because you are:
- A qualified active-duty U.S. military service member with an immediate relative case (filing on behalf of your spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21, or parent (if the U.S. citizen petitioner is 21 years of age or older)); and
- Permanently stationed at a military base in the United Kingdom.
This military exemption does not apply to service members assigned to non-military bases, such as Embassies, international organization, or civilian institutions, or to service members on temporary duty orders.
Please see the Immigrant Visa Unit’s webpage for information about filing the I-130 based on being an active duty military member stationed abroad.
If you are a U.S. citizen residing in the United Kingdom filing on behalf of your spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21, or parent (if the U.S. citizen petitioner is 21 years of age or older) and you believe that exceptional circumstances justify filing your petition overseas, you may contact the Consular Section, Immigrant Visa Unit, of the U.S. Embassy in London to request to file locally based on exceptional circumstances (PDF, 316 KB). Please see the Immigrant Visa Unit’s webpage for information about filing the I-130 based on exception circumstances.
Form I-131A – Application for Travel Document (Transportation Boarding Foil)
Form I-131A may be filed by a lawful permanent resident who does not have a valid Permanent Resident Card (I-551) in his or her possession and requires a Transportation Boarding Foil to facilitate boarding by the airlines to return to the United States.
For more information, please visit: https://uk.usembassy.gov/lost-or-stolen-green-cards/
Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant
If you are a widow(er) of a U.S. citizen and you currently reside in the United Kingdom, you may file your Form I-360 at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate that has jurisdiction over the area where you live.
To contact the Consular Section, Immigrant Visa Unit, of the U.S. Embassy in London to seek to file the I-360, please see their contact page.
For others seeking to file the I-360, please see the Form I-360 webpage for the most current filing instructions.
Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
If you are a member of the U.S. military stationed overseas, please see the Form N-400 webpage or call 800-375-5283 for the most current filing instructions.
USCIS has a toll-free military help line, 877-CIS-4MIL (877-247-4645), TTY (800) 877-8339, and e-mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org exclusively for current members of the military and their families as well as veterans. Our representatives are available to answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central), excluding federal holidays.
Members of the U.S. armed forces and their families stationed in the U.S. or overseas may access the help line using the toll-free number through their base telephone operator or using the Defense Switched Network (DSN).
Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status
Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition
You must file your petition with the USCIS Nebraska or Texas service center, depending on where the petitioner lives in the United States.
For beneficiary interviews/processing, contact the U.S. Embassy Consular Section in the country where the beneficiary resides.
Collection of Re-entry Permit
USCIS London has transferred the re-entry permit collection process to the Immigrant Visa Unit, within the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy London.
Please see Re-entry Permit Receipt Status Check for information about re-entry permits, including how to check if your re-entry permit has arrived at the Embassy in London and how to book an appointment to collect it.
General information about U.S. Embassy London is available on the Embassy website. You may also contact the embassy by calling 44 (0) 20 7499-9000.
For information on other immigration benefits, please visit uscis.gov. For assistance with an immigration inquiry, you may contact the USCIS Contact Center via one of the methods listed at https://www.uscis.gov/
We suggest you use Ask Emma on the uscis.gov webpage for more details about what you want to accomplish. Many times, you may be able to complete your task online.
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Immigrant Visa Case Number
If your Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) was approved by the USCIS London Field Office, or you have already received your immigrant visa case number (LND + four digit year YYYY + 6 digits, for example LND2018 000 000) and you have a question about the process, please check U.S. Embassy London’s Immigrant Visas: FAQ section.
This page was last updated on: July 31, 2020 at 15:00 BST.