– Nonimmigrant Visas

The UK Government has recently made visa applications more user friendly by introducing a new fast track appointment system for applicants who have booked their appointments through the British Embassy/Consulate websites.

How do I schedule an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in London?

To obtain an appointment you must send them an email at informing them of the day that you wish to visit and they will place your name on our Security Visitor List if your request is granted. PLEASE provide at least 48 hours notice.

How long does it take to get an appointment at the UK Embassy?

Once you have accepted an online appointment, the visa application process can begin. You can choose the UK visa option most suitable for your circumstances and requirements. Customers can apply up to 3 months in advance of their travel date. UK Visas and Immigration aim to provide an appointment at your local visa application centre within 5 working days and to process non-settlement visas within 15 working days.

How long does a visa interview take at U.S. Embassy London?

You can expect to be at the Embassy or Consulate for approximately two to three hours. It is a good idea to bring three forms of identification: your original passport, a photocopy of your passport, and evidence that you are eligible for citizenship (copy of your birth certificate).

How do I book an appointment for UK visitor visa?

  • Step 1: Apply on GOV.UKComplete your online application form on Remember to apply for your visa well before your travel dates
  • Step 2: Register with VFS Global to book appointment, choose servicesAfter completing the online form and visa fee payment, you will be redirected to register on the VFS Global website to: Upload documents online and/or choose from a range of convenient and optional visa services. If you do not wish to self-upload documents, you can opt for paid professional guidance with our Document Scanning Assistance service when you visit the Visa Application Centre Book your appointment at a VFS Global Visa Application Centre
  • Step 3: Review and payOnce you’ve booked your appointment, you will finally be asked to review and confirm your choices and pay for any services you have selected.
  • Step 4: Visit the VFS Global Visa Application Centre to submit biometricsArrive at the Visa Application Centre 15 minutes before your appointed time. Remember to carry your:
    • Appointment confirmation letter
    • Document checklist
    • Travel & supporting documents (if not uploaded online)
    You are now all set to enroll biometrics and complete your application process!

Is USA Visit visa open from UK?

Due to the continuing impact of COVID-19, visa appointments at the US Embassy in London remain limited. Therefore, in making an application, you are strongly advised to plan as far ahead as possible before your date of travel.

How long does it take to get a non immigrant U.S. visa?

Visa processing takes approximately 21 workdays from the date on which the application is received by the Embassy.

How long does it take for UK visa to be approved 2023?

You should get a decision within 12 weeks once you either attend your appointment at the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS) or when you submit your online documents after completing the ID Check app.

Is the U.S. Embassy in London processing visas?

Nonimmigrant visas are processed at the U.S. Embassy in London or the Consulate General in Belfast. If you are in the United Kingdom, you may schedule an appointment to apply for a visa at either post regardless of your nationality or status in the United Kingdom.


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