NIV Waivers & Processing Times London

If you have been found ineligible to receive a nonimmigrant visa under U.S. immigration law and have been advised that a request for a waiver of ineligibility is being submitted on your behalf, you can expect your application to take up to 9 months from the date of the visa interview.

 We cannot provide a specific timeline for your case, and there is no way for you to check on the progress of an application being processed by the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit at the Embassy in London.  As soon as the Nonimmigrant VIsa Unit is able to take further action in your case, you will be contacted by email through the Visa Appointment Service website at the email address provided when scheduling the visa interview.

Please note:

  • If you were asked to submit additional documents, workload constraints prevent us from providing acknowledgements of receipt.
  • It is your responsibility to check the email address you provided on your Visa Appointment Service account, including any junk or spam folders, for any updates.  If your email address changes, please ensure that you update it via
  • The timelines quoted here should be used only as a guide.  We do advise that applicants should not make final travel plans until their visa application has been fully processed and the visa issued and received.
  • As advised, you will be contacted as soon as the review of your application is completed.  We will not be able to respond to further status inquiries.