How to Apply

Important: Although some international travel is allowed by the UK government, U.S. travel restrictions remain in place for travel from the UK to the United States. Also, while we continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services, visa appointments remain extremely limited and routine visa services have not resumed. Please keep checking our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the latest information about travel to the United States and visa services in the UK.

Applicants aged 14 – 79 are required to apply for a visa in person through a pre-arranged interview. Applicants under 14 or 80 and over may be eligible to apply by courier. Click here for further information.

If you are applying for a visa for the first time, or are applying to renew a visa, you are required to take the same two steps, but before going any further, watch our YouTube video for tips on applying. Find it here!

Step One: Complete the online DS-160 and print the confirmation page for each person applying for a visa, regardless of age. Answer the questions to the best of your ability; we cannot assist you in completing the form. Before you begin, see our video and SlideShare presentation for additional tips, and information on photo specifications.

Step Two: Go to https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb to pay the MRV application fee and schedule an interview, or obtain information on applying for the visa by courier.  Click on “Apply” if you are a first time user or “Continue” if you already have an account.

After creating your account, please follow the process and guidance for each person applying for a visa.

Please note:  Appointments cannot be scheduled by email.