Contact Us – Immigrant Visas Embassy London

Please take the time to review the information on our website together with the following most frequently asked questions on immigrant visas, shown below.  If, after reviewing the information, your question remains unanswered, please get in touch using our contact form.

We aim to respond to visa inquiries within 5 working days of receipt.  If you have not had a response within 5 working days, please check your email provider’s “spam” folder, BEFORE resending a form.

Please note that if the answer to your inquiry is on our website, you will not receive a response.

Information about applying for an immigrant visa is available here.  If you require information about filing a petition for your relative, please contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for assistance, via their website, www.uscis.gov.

If your immigrant visa application was processed by the Immigrant Visa Unit in London, please click here for a presentation explaining the steps you are required to take.

If your application was processed by the National Visa Center in New Hampshire, please click here for further information.

Click here for a presentation explaining the steps you are required to take.

The time it takes to process a visa application varies with each individual case. If the time factor is of importance, you should contact the USCIS where you will file the petition to ascertain processing times before deciding on applying for a fiancé(e) or immigrant visa

You can check the progress of your petition approval via the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) website – https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/Dashboard.do – using your receipt number.

If you have submitted the forms DS-260 (immigrant visa applicants) or DS-160 (K visa applicants), and you have scheduled the medical examination with the Embassy approved physician, you may schedule your visa interview online at https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-gb/iv.

If you are applying for an immigrant visa you should click here for a presentation explaining the steps you are required to take; fiance(e) visa applicants should click here.

We cannot answer speculative questions concerning the filing of an I-864. The decision on whether or not the I-864 meets the poverty level guidelines for your household size can only be made by a consular officer on the day of your visa interview.

Please visit the USCIS website for further information.

USCIS will forward the approved fiance(e) visa petition to this office through the National Visa Center in New Hampshire.  This process can take up to 8 weeks.  As soon as the Immigrant Visa Unit receives the approved petition, they will send you a letter notifying you of the steps you are required to take to begin processing your application.  You will find further information concerning this on our website at http://london.usembassy.gov/kprocessing.html.

If more than 8 weeks has passed since you received the Notice of Action and you have not yet been contacted by the Immigrant Visa Unit, you may contact them using the Visa Contact form.   You must provide the full name of the person accompanying you.  Please note, if it has been less than 8 weeks since you received the Notice of Action, we will not response to your inquiry.

A fiance(e) visa petition is valid for four months from the date on which it is approved.  If you are unable to apply for the visa before the petition expires, your U.S. citizen fiance should furnish a statement confirming his/her intention to marry you within 90 days of your arrival in the United States.  This statement should be presented on the day of your visa interview.

Please provide the date of the appointment and the name of your U.S. citizen spouse or fiance(e) and arrangements will be made for them to be admitted to the Embassy.  They will be required to bring with them photo-id for presentation to Embassy personnel.  Children not applying for visas may accompany you also. If 12 or over, we will require their name and they will require photo-id. Please provide the required information through our contact form.

When completing the form,  please include your case number (e.g. LND2013XXXXXX). Failure to do so will delay our response.

If your immigrant visa application is being processed by the Immigrant Visa Unit at the Embassy and you have changed your mailing address you may notify of your new address through our contact form.   If your application is being processed by the National Visa Center, please notify them of any changes to your application as we do not have access to your immigrant visa file.

When completing the form,  please include your case number (e.g. LND2013XXXXXX). Failure to do so will delay our response.

If your inquiry remains unanswered, please contact us through our contact form here . Please include your case number (e.g. LND2013XXXXXX). Failure to do so will delay our response.