How To Apply

If you wish to apply for Returning Resident Status you are required to take the following steps.

Step 1:   Please complete the form DS-117 (click here to download as a PDF). You are required to bring your completed Form DS-117 with you when you attend your appointment at the Embassy .  No documents should be submitted in advance.

Step 2:  Schedule your appointment to attend a preliminary interview with a consular officer who will determine your eligibility for returning resident status. Appointments are scheduled online at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb/iv. You will be provided with further information at this time.

You will be required to pay a non-refundable fee of $180.00 to the Embassy cashier on the day. Fees may be paid in cash (sterling or dollar equivalent); by International Money Order or Bankers Draft; Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover or American Express); or Debit Card with the Visa logo. The Embassy does not accept any other credit or debit cards, or personal checks.