Immigrating from The United Kingdom

Are you married to, or marrying a British citizen?

US UK fiance visasRapidVisa can help you petition for a visa for your British partner to immigrate to the United States. Don’t leave such a delicate process in the hands of an amateur. We have a nearly 100% success rate! Be cautious of skirting the rules and be safe, do it the right way.

Migrating to the UK 

United States Embassy, London

Embassy Website: https://uk.usembassy.gov/

Embassy Phone Number: 011-44- 20-7499-9000

Embassy Email Address: LondonConsular@state.gov

Can fiance/spouse attend the interview: Yes

Where to pay the Embassy fee:
If application is being handled via NVC: The fee must be paid before processing starts.

If application is being handled via Embassy London:
Immigrant Visa Applicants – Fees are being paid to the Embassy clerk on the day of your interview appointment.

There are several options on how to pay the visa fee.
* By cash – sterling or dollar equivalent;
* By International Money Order or Bankers Draft;
* By Credit Card – Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover or American Express; or Debit Card with the Visa logo.

The Embassy does not acknowledge whatever other platinum cards (credit or debit), or individual checks.

K Visa Applicants – Before your interview appointment, you have to pay the visa fee via the Consular Section’s Visa Information and Appointment Services contractor. Details regarding payment will be indicated in your appointment letter.

Local language documents need translated: All documents not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations. The translation must include a statement signed by the translator that state that the translation is accurate. Only one copy is needed. Note: Applicants are also required to submit the original document, in the original language.

Medical Examination Fee: An adult medical examination (i.e. aged 15 and over) costs £235.00; a child’s medical examination (aged 14 and under) costs £110.00. Additional charges may apply if further tests are required. Payment is made at the time of the medical examination either in cash, or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or debit card. Personal checks are not acceptable.

Embassy appointment scheduling method: The Immigrant Visa Unit is processing your application for a fiance(e) (K-1) visa. You are obliged to finish the steps to get everything set for your interview appointment. (Spouses of U.S. Citizens and their kids petitioning K-3 & K-4 visas are obliged to take after the same guidelines).

You ought to just finish these steps in the event that you have received a notification from the Embassy affirming that your petition has been gotten in the Immigrant Visa Unit in London.

It would be ideal if you take note that, you cannot set up an interview appointment until you have finished Steps 1 – 4 and the result of your medical examination has been forwarded already to the Immigrant Visa Unit.

Medical appointment scheduling method: You may schedule an appointment by telephoning 020 7486 7822 Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You must quote your case number (begins with the first three letters of the post – London is LND) when making your call. Appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

Please do not schedule an appointment unless you have received your appointment letter from the National Visa Center or, if your application is being processed by the IV Unit, you have completed and submitted all of the forms required to process your visa application.

Number of photos required for the Embassy Interview: 2

Number of photos required for Medical Examination: 4

Reciprocity by Country (Documents by Country): Click here for the complete details.

Embassy/Interview instructions for K visas:
By Appointment Only: Once your application has been processed, you will be receiving an appointment letter affirming the date and time you are instructed to show up for your visa interview at the Embassy. Bring this letter during your interview appointment.

Make sure of the date and time of your appointment indicated in the letter. You will not be entertained more than 30 minutes before the time shown. In addition, arriving too late may resulted for the cancellation of your interview appointment.

Click here for more details.

Embassy/Interview instructions for immigrant (CR-1/IR-1/IR-5) visas: If the National Visa Center (NVC) is processing your application, they will schedule the visa interview before sending your file to the Immigrant Visa Unit at the Embassy. If you have any questions concerning your case before an interview is scheduled for you, please contact the NVC.

The Immigrant Visa Unit in London cannot assist you until the appointment for the interview has been scheduled and we are in receipt of your file.

Contact information for the NVC is available here.

Medical examination instructions: All applicants, regardless of age, are required to complete a medical examination performed by an Embassy approved physician prior to their visa interview. We cannot accept medicals performed by any other physician.

If your application is being processed by the Immigrant Visa Unit, the appointment for the visa interview will not be scheduled until the medical examination has been received.

If your application is being processed by the National Visa Center, while they will schedule your interview, you must schedule the medical examination before you attend the Embassy otherwise your application will be refused pending receipt of the report.

When scheduling the appointment, please note that it takes 5 workdays for the results of the medical examination to be couriered to the Embassy.

For further information, click here.

Others: IV forms, Document Checklist

Testimonials from the United Kingdom

Shane and Colleen

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United Kingdom / USA

Miguel and Susan

United-Kingdom-flag-64-RapidVisa.comMy wife and I met while I was working in Scotland and after we were married we decided that we would both live in the US. Initially I thought I could handle the visa paperwork on my own but I quickly disabused myself of that notion once i started reading the application. So I, like most people, started looking at law firms that specialize in immigration law for assistance with the visa process but I was shocked when I learned that they were charging thousands of dollars for what looked to be a few hours of work.

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I would recommend this service to anyone that is about to start their US visa application.

Miguel and Susan
United Kingdom / USA

Ade and Matthew

England-Flag-64-RapidVisa.comMy fiance and I decided that it would be great,for him to move to the US. He lives in the United Kingdom... We decided to work on his visa and getting him here! But, we didn't know where to start! So, I did my research and I came across Rapidvisa. So, I started my research on Rapidvisa, used YouTube..... for further explanation, on the process and continued my research. Then, I told my fiance about Rapidvisa and he was pretty apprehensive! He had never heard of Rapidvisa, so, he didn't know what to make of it! But, I feel relatively confident!

I started the process with Rapidvisa, in June of 2016 and my fiance got his Visa November 15, 2016. So he'll be moving to the United States, very soon. I would love to thank Rapidvisa for everything!!!!! Thank them for always taking our phone calls, being available 24 hours a day and giving us, the best guidance possible. Thank them, for just being a great service!!!! I highly recommend rapidvisa, for anyone trying to get, to any country. It's apparent that they're professionals, they do this every day....Rapidvisa takes stress out of the process. It was very important to me, to get it right, the very first time... That's why, I used Rapid Visa. Many people that do it on their own, without the appropriate documents/ organized paperwork....they have to send more and more, to Homeland Security. Organization is imperative, when it comes to this type of process and it helps the official reviewing your paperwork at Homeland Security/basically speeding up the process! My recommendation for anyone in this situation, is to use Rapid Visa... Get it right, the very first time! Thank you greatly Rapidvisa☺☺☺


Stacy and Philip

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Danny and Richard

England-Flag-64-RapidVisa.comdear rapid visa,

Richard and I would like to thank for the support, patience and help that you have given to us this past year. we started april 7, 2015, Richard had his interview on April 12, 2016, got his Visa today, will be in USA on April 28th as a permanent resident. Should get his card in 3 weeks and SSN soon too. It has been an experience, but one that was well worth the outcome. I do have to say that we have a friend who "hired a lawyer" to get his spouse a Visa, but they did not get the Visa for 3 months after the interview. He said it was because they did have some things that the needed when they went to the interview. Richard's interview lasted 15 minutes, the only questions they asked was about our relationship, how we met, how well we knew each other and that was it. Of course we had all of our ducks in a row, dotted our i's, crossed our t's, thanks to you guys. We could have never done this without you guys, I would like to say to anyone that is skeptical or think they need to hire a lawyer to get this process done, use RapidVisa. Awesome service, everything you guys told us to do was spot on and we did just what you said to do and we are going to be living together, forever in about one week.

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Danny and Richard
England / USA

Eleanor and John

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Eleanor and John
United Kingdom / USA

Erin and Clem

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United Kingdom / USA

Ellie, John and Nicola

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Ellie, John and Nicola
England / USA

Vicky and Kyle

United-Kingdom-flag-64-RapidVisa.comMy Fiance and I signed up with Rapid Visa in June 2014 and they have been a great help every step of the way in our visa journey, we could come to them anytime with questions via support mail that we had about what we need to do when filling in the forms and how the process works. I like the fact you can fill in all the forms on their website it looks more professional and organised when it is printed out. Also when we needed to gather all our documents for the K1 visa petition Rapid Visa helped us with what we needed to include and it is great that they check we have had everything before they mailed it to USCIS. I would highly recommend Rapid Visa if you don't think you can do the visa process on your own and that it made it much more manageable and straight-forward with their help. Thank you for your support Rapid Visa!

Vicky and Kyle
United Kingdom / USA

Denise and Andy

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Andy and I are so very happy to finally be able to move on with our lives establishing credit history ect for him and together. Thank you RapidVisa!! With peace of mind, Denise ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Personal to rapidvisa .... thanks so much guys, it was nerve wracking even with help but I'm so glad we found y'all!!

Denise and Andy Waterhouse
United Kingdom / USA

Sandor and Vera

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We would like to thank you for helping us to get together quickly, we have started the application process with Rapid Visa at the begining of May 2014, everything with the paper work went smoothly, thanks to you, and on 20 of August Vera was already invited for a fiancée visa interview at the American embassy in London. She has arrived in USA in the beginning of October and we are so happy to be reunited. Again thank you very much for your help, we really appreciate it. We would like to use your help with processing Vera's documents here in USA.

Kind regards,

Sandor and Vera
United Kingdom / USA

Alan

United-Kingdom-flag-64-RapidVisa.comMy experience of the US visa system.I am a male engineer from the UK, working here in the USA on a H-1B.I married an American citizen after a couple of years here in the US.This is how it went for me (and I do NOT ever write this stuff, but felt obliged to show my gratitude to a business with a service that delivers what they say they will).I originally downloaded all the forms from USCIS website to do the change of status, marriage etc and then realized that you cannot fill these forms in without help (they are crazy difficult). I inquired about the cost of legal help (attorneys etc) and this could potentially cost thousands (I checked!!!).After doing more research I came across 'Rapid Visa'. I did further research and all the reviews came up good. I created an account, paid the money and entered all my details. Some of the questions proved a little awkward, so I contacted Ben (via email). He was extremely helpful, knowledge and quick to respond.After many hours gathering data (answer's to the extensive questions that are a requirement) I printed off the docs (loads of them) and very carefully reviewed them. I used a highliter pen to check and double check all my entry's (surprising how many errors you can make entering information on this scale).Then got Rapid Visa (Ben) to check it all over, and then followed the very detailed “assembly” instructions (which are worth the money alone!!!).Posted off as instructed, and sat back.

The time line of my case is shown below. I know you hear horror stories, on Google and the like, but all went extremely smoothly for me. ALL of the paperwork I submitted through 'Rapid Visa' was 100% correct and accepted by the immigration people (USCIS).The office interview (all married couples have to have one) was very basic and polite. If you have indicated that you have a document they ask to see the original, nothing to catch you out. The usual “how did you meet etc”, show them a bunch of bills, photo's, legal documents and basically demonstrate that you are a genuine married couple (that's all they want to see).

My advice: Get organized, if you don't know something- ask someone.Just for the record, thanks to Ben at 'Rapid Visa' who did a lot of helping.

My History: I was in the US and had an H-1B visa, got married (allowed to do so on H-1B), applied for AOS (adjustment of Status), applied for the Travel permit while case was pending (I travel a lot for work) etc.MAY 2 2011Medical performed at Minnesota Twin Cities Medical Clinic (approx $250).MAY 12 2011Posted application via USPS priority mail.MAY 17 2011Date that RECEIVED is listed on ALL paperwork.MAY 23 2011Notice that my USCIS application/petition has been received and routed to the National Benefits Center for processing.JULY 8, 2011BIOMETRICS appointment letter was received.JULY 14, 2011, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this I131 APPLICATION FOR USCIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT.AUGUST 1, 2011BIOMETRICS done in Minneapolis Center (in and out within 30 mins)AUGUST 1, 2011I765 , APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION we ordered production of your new card.AUGUST 12 2011I765 APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION received by me.AUGUST 15, 2011I485 , Interview notice to appear at Minneapolis Center on September 16th 2011.SEPTEMBER 16, 2011Interview lasted approx 45 min, nothing to worry about if you have everything in order.APPROVED I130 IMMIGRANT PETITION FOR RELATIVE, FIANCE(E), OR ORPHAN.SEPTEMBER 16, 2011APPROVED I485 , APPLICATION TO REGISTER PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR TO ADJUST STATUS.SEPTEMBER 16, 2011Letter stating that they have ordered production of my new card (delivery should be within 2 weeks or so).

SEPTEMBER 20, 2011Received a bunch of letters confirming that all had been approved. Waiting for card to arrive soon.The END (for the moment)...

Alan
United Kingdom / USA

John and Anita

United-Kingdom-flag-64-RapidVisa.comMy husband & I would like to thank all the staff for all the help they gave us through the change Of Status processes. We would refer Rapid Visa to anyone that has to take on the task of dealing with Immigration. Immigration told us at our interview that the paperwork was well put together. My Husband was given the green light to stay with me and work in The United States.

 

With Thanks,

John and Anita
United Kingdom / USA

Rebecca and James

United-Kingdom-flag-64-RapidVisa.comI would LOVE to say thanks so much rapidvisa and everyone I have bugged, called and chatted with!! James just got approved after his interview at the London U.S embassy! WE ARE SO HAPPY!!! It's been a long journey, but it would have been longer if I didn't find rapidvisa!

James and I met nov 2010 here in Brooklyn, NY while he was on vacation. We got married April 2012. I never expected to meet anyone this special, yet especially from another continent!!

After we got married, I was scared that we didn't get married with a fiance visa and I had no idea how arduous the visa process is! I thought it would be easy and quick! (Luckily he did not over stay the 3 months on tourist visa and went back. He would only visit no more than 3 months).

Meanwhile, I spent days researching online and was even thinking of getting a lawyer. THANK GOD I came across rapidvisa online. I thought it was fake but there were so many testimonials and thought hey, why not! YES, WE ARE REAL PEOPLE!!! TRUST THIS SITE!!!!! It saved us from so much hassle, generated documents and made everything so much easier!!! I've been telling everyone I know, whom are going through the same situation, about RapidVisa. We applied for CR-1 and sent it end of May, after 5 and half months he got the 2nd notice of approval, and everything went faster and in early January this year got his interview for Feb 22, 2013, which he got approved quickly and he should be here any day now!!

DONT GET A LAWYER!!! We will be using rapidvisa for Adjustment of Status!

Once again, THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING and for helping us to be together finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Timeline:

-married = 4/13/12
-cr1 app. sent = 5/28/12
-notice of approval 1= 5/31/12
-notice of approval 2= 11/16/12
-choice of agent and affidavit of support= 11/26/12, approved= 12/3/12
-immigration visa DS 230 received= 12/17/12, we mailed = 12/21/12
-interview date!! for Feb 22, 2013 (he was APPROVED same day, had to do medical exam 2/13/13)
-passport received through mail-stamped- 2/28/13
-POE nyc jfk - 3/2/13 !!!!!

Rebecca and James
United Kingdom / USA

Marc and Beverly

United-Kingdom-flag-64-RapidVisa.comAfter being together across the waters for almost a year, we married August 11, 2012 in Charlotte, NC while my husband was here on holiday ….and thus began our journey to getting my British husband, Marc, a resident alien visa to the U.S.A.!

Almost 3 months to the day after filing for the initial petition, we received notice it was accepted. We had already begun getting all of our needed documents in order because the RapidVisa website and support team (whom I bothered plenty with emails and calls!) were so helpful. We had everything in order so when it came time to file the visa application; we were completely ready. Then just another few months and he had his interview date. After that; it was exactly a week when he received his visa!

All counted; it was just 7 months and he was back with us for good. Everyone else that I know that has been through this process says how short of a time this was; other visa applicants that I know that did not use RapidVisa claimed anywhere from a year to 18 months. We are so grateful for the ease of service and the wonderful support from RapidVisa.com. I don’t think we would have been finished with this process as smoothly or as quickly without the RapidVisa family.

Thank you and bless you for all you do to bring families together!

Marc and Beverly
United Kingdom / USA

Hanna Joy

United-Kingdom-flag-64-RapidVisa.comFrom our Facebook Page

..Me and my husband want to thank Rapidvisa for all the help and support for my CR1 Visa application here in London,UK..Distance was never a hindrance to deal with the entire process, you made it easy for us!..I commend all of the Rapidvisa staff especially Dominic and Weng who we always talked to. Again, Thank You so much!

Hanna Joy
United Kingdom / USA

Thad and Persefoni

United-Kingdom-flag-64-RapidVisa.comThank you RapidVisa all for your help. Your process was very easy to follow. Whenever we had a question you were always available and quick to respond. The information you provided us was up to date and thanks to you our application was processed in record time (2 months) and without any come backs.

Kind regards,

 

Thad and Persefoni Evangelopoulos
United Kingdom / USA