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 and 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 of the below steps:
1. Provide your DS-160 number;
2. Determine your visa type;
3. Select a courier return location**;
4. Pay your U.S. visa fee via debit card (Visa or Mastercard);
5. Arrange to courier-in your application;
6. Select and pay the optional home delivery document option for each applicant (£18.00 per applicant) by credit or debit card.
**Courier services are free of charge to all nonimmigrant visa applicants if they choose to have their documents returned to one of the 31 hubs around the United Kingdom operated by the Embassy appointed courier service.
Please note: that for nonimmigrant visa applicants, the authorized method to send your passport and/or documents to the Embassy is through the contracted courier. This service is already included as part of the visa fee that you have paid and will not incur any additional costs. We are generally not able to accept passports and documents sent by other methods. Please visit https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-GB/niv/information/courier for full details.
Numerous applicants have reported issues using alternate shipping methods, including lost passports. The Nonimmigrant Visa Unit cannot assume responsibility for any lost or damaged passports/documents that are not submitted through the contracted courier.