U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers immigration benefits and naturalization on behalf of the United States Government, and establishes related policies and priorities.  USCIS seeks to secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.

Jurisdiction

The London Field Office has overall jurisdiction of USCIS matters in Denmark (includes Greenland), Finland, Iceland, NorwayRepublic of Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom

First Time Users/Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a first-time user or have general questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Immigrant Visa Case Number

If your Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) has been 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 our Immigrant Visas: FAQ section.

Visas

For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visas section of the U.S. Embassy London website.

Services Provided

Form I-130 may be filed with the London Field Office in order to classify an alien as a relative of a U.S. citizen.  For more information, forms and requirements for filing Form I-130 at the London Field Office see Filing I-130

Form I-131 may be filed by individuals with valid refugee or asylee status (or lawful permanent residents who obtained such status by adjusting from refugee or asylee status in the United States) who departed the United States within the past year.  Please use our Contact Form for additional information.

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 Letter to facilitate boarding by the airlines to return to the United States.

For more information, specific requirements, see our Transportation Letter Request page.

The Form I-360 may be filed by a widow or widower of a United States citizen who is resident of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

USCIS London provides information about naturalization for active duty military members, certain spouses of active duty military members stationed abroad. For more information please see our military page.

USCIS London provides information about naturalization for active duty military members, certain spouses of active duty military members stationed abroad. For more information, please see our non-military Naturalization page.

Form I-407 is for use by a legal permanent resident wishing to abandon permanent resident status and relinquish a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).  For more information, forms and requirements, Filing the I-407.

If you have questions about eligibility for a referral for refugee resettlement, please contact the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) through the UNHCR website. USCIS London is unable to directly receive refugee resettlement applications.

Form I-600A is for use by a U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child and enables USCIS to adjudicate the application that relates to the qualifications of the applicant(s) as prospective adoptive parent(s). Please follow this link for more information, forms and requirements for filing Form I-600A.

Form I-600 is for use to classify an orphan, habitually resident in a non-Hague Convention country, who is or will be adopted by a U.S. citizen as an immediate relative of the U.S citizen to allow the child to enter the United States. The petition is filed by the U.S. citizen who is adopting the child. Please follow this link for more information, forms and requirements for filing Form I-600.

Form I-601 may be filed under exceptional and compelling humanitarian circumstances by applicants who are resident of the United Kingdom and who require a waiver for grounds of inadmissibility for their immigrant visa or K1 fiancé visa.     For more information, forms and requirements, please see see Filing Form I-601.

Form I-212 may be filed to obtain consent to reapply for admission to the United States after having been deported or removed, or because an applicant unlawfully returned to the United States without admission after a previous removal or after previous unlawful presence. Form I-212 may only be filed at USCIS London by those whose Form I-601 has been accepted by USCIS London.

Form I-730 may be filed to allow a relative to join a refugee or asylee in the United States. For more information, forms and requirements for filing Form I-130 at the London Field Office please see Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, Form and Fee Information.

USCIS London will contact the beneficiary of a family-based petition when a request for DNA collection has been received. Please use our Contact Form for additional information.

USCIS London will contact the applicant when Form I-131 has been approved by an office in the US and the respective re-entry permit is ready for collection. Please visit our Collection of Re-entry Permit Travel Documents page for additional information.

USCIS Field Office London captures biometrics/fingerprints for residents of the United Kingdom who are filing USCIS forms.  No other biometric/fingerprint services are provided.  Services are provided for the following:

  • Active duty members of the U.S. armed forces or their spouses who are applicants for naturalization;
  • Spouses of U.S. citizens residing in the United Kingdom due to their spouse’s employment and have filed for expedited naturalization under 319(b) of the Immigration Nationality Act;
  • Prospective adopted parents who have filed Advanced Processing of Orphan petition (includes both Hague or Non Hague);
  • Applicants who have submitted applications for the T Non Immigrant Visa (Victims of Human Trafficking)  or U Non Immigrant Visa (Victims of Criminal Activity);
  • Refugee or asylee family members who have an approved follow-to-join petition filed on their behalf;
For all other USCIS Forms not listed above:

Biometrics collection is usually scheduled at an Application Support Center (ASC) based on the applicant’s address of record in the United States.

In rare circumstances, Field Office Directors may use their discretion to collect biometrics that were initially scheduled to be taken in the United States. When deciding whether to collect biometrics at an international field office, Field Office Directors will take into account resource constraints, and also consider appropriate supporting evidence the applicant provides as well as the following factors:

  • An appointment notice showing that biometrics collection was scheduled at a domestic USCIS office;
  • Evidence of extenuating circumstances that would require the individual to depart the United States before having his or her biometrics collected as indicated in the appointment notice. For example, these circumstances might include, but are not limited to, the need to assist a critically ill family member, an unexpected immediate job transfer, or other urgent need; and
  • Evidence that the applicant requested an expedited or rescheduled appointment at an ASC before leaving the United States and, if not, an explanation of the reasons for failing to request an expedited or rescheduled appointment.

Please use our Contact Form for additional information.

A Request for Review of a denied Refugee case may be filed by mail with the international field office with jurisdiction over the refugee case or submitted to the Resettlement Support Center (RSC) that prepared the case.

For all other enquires (NOT Visa-related) please use our contact form.

For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of our website.

If your Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) has been 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 our Immigrant Visas: FAQ section.

You can make an appointment via InfoPass to collect a re-entry permit.

Appointments are available most Wednesday afternoons by appointment only. Appointments must be made using InfoPass.
The office is closed on British and American holidays.

This office does not accept walk-ins. You will not be allowed into the U.S. Embassy without an appointment notice.

The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid with U.S. dollars, cashier’s check, U.S. dollar money order, an international bank draft made payable to: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

Please do not mail cash, personal checks, or traveler’s checks.

Please print your name and complete address on the back of your payment.