Administrative Processing London

If your application has been refused under Section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, pending additional administrative processing, you should allow approximately 60 days from the date of the visa interview for your application to be processed.  In some cases, however, processing can take six months or longer.

Beginning December 14, 2015 it is no longer possible to check the status of your application online. The Nonimmigrant Visa Unit will contact you by email once they can proceed with your application.

We will not respond to status of case inquiries by email. 

You will be contacted by email at the email address you provided when scheduling the visa appointment at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb. As this is the only way in which you will be contacted, please make sure that this information is updated if you change your email address.

If the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit has asked you for additional documents, you are required to scan and email the documents to the following email address: petitionslondon@state.gov.  Please do not send the documents by Royal Mail or courier as this will considerably delay your application.

Please note that this email address is for the submission of scanned documents only.  Inquires  received will be deleted.

Once you receive the email requesting your passport, you are required to arrange for the delivery by going to https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb and sign into your account.  Click on the link “Print Instructions” and then “View Courier-in Receipt” at the bottom of the page and print the Courier-In Authorization Certificate.  Take the certificate and your passport to to your chosen courier location.  You will not be charged for the courier service.

Please NoteIf you submit your passport to the Embassy before advised to do so, your passport will be returned to you to await completion of the additional administrative processing.

The applicant’s information was updated only when further action could be taken in their case.  Now, they are contacted by email at the email address provided when scheduling the visa appointment at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb.  As this is the only way in which you will be contacted, please make sure that this information is updated if you change your email address.

Your application will take between 7 – 10 workdays to process.  Once processing is complete, your passport will be handed to courier service for delivery and on receipt, they will send you an email with a tracking number.  You can track the delivery of your passport by signing into your account at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb.  Your passport will be delivered to your chosen delivery location.

We strongly advise you not to purchase any tickets for travel to the United States or make irrevocable travel plans until after you have been issued a visa and your passport has been returned to you.

It is not possible to submit a passport to the U.S. Embassy, London for visa issuance from outside the U.K.

Applicants are required to submit their passport to the Embassy within the U.K. for return delivery to a U.K. address.