Monthly Feature – July’s Most Popular Question!

The most popular question in July was…..

Well, we’ve had this one before, but its still popular!

I’m not a British Citizen (or I am only visiting the UK), can I still apply for a visa at the Embassy in London?
If you are physically present in the United Kingdom, you may apply for a visa at the Embassy in London or the Consulate General in Belfast.

At the time you apply at any Embassy or Consulate, you must be able to demonstrate strong social, economic and financial ties outside the United States, which will compel you to depart at the end of your authorized stay.

If you are not a permanent resident of the United Kingdom you should be aware that the interviewing officers’ unfamiliarity with local conditions in your home country may make it more difficult to demonstrate your qualifications for a visa. If you are a temporary resident, or are planning on traveling to the UK specifically to apply for a visa, you may wish to consider applying for a visa in your country of permanent residence where you will be best able to establish your qualifications for a visa.

If you would like to apply in London, and are physically present in the UK, information about scheduling an appointment is available from the Embassy website: http://london.usembassy.gov/niv/apply.html

 

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