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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

This page was last updated on 20 November 2014
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) administers immigration benefits and naturalization on behalf of the United States Government, and establishes related policies and priorities.  USCIS seeks to secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.

Service Area

The London Field Office has jurisdiction over U.S. immigration matters in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Denmark (including Greenland), Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden

First Time Users/Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a first-time user or have general questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Visas

For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa section of the U.S. Embassy London website.

Services Provided

United Kingdom - Field Office

  • Adjudication of Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130 and Form I-360)

    Adjudication of Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130 and Form I-360)

    • Form I-130 may be filed at the London Field Office in order to classify an alien as a relative of a U.S. citizen.

      Form I-360 may be filed at the London Field Office in order to classify an alien as a Widow or Widower of a U.S. Citizen

      For more information, forms and requirements for filing Form I-130 or Form I-360 at the London Field Office see Filing I-130/I-360.
  • Naturalization for Overseas Military Personnel/spouse (Form N-400)

    Naturalization for Overseas Military Personnel/spouse (Form N-400)

    • USCIS London provides guidance on applications for naturalization filed by active duty military members and certain spouses of active duty military members stationed abroad.

      For more information, please see our military page

  • Naturalization for Spouses of U.S. Citizens Employed Abroad

    Naturalization for Spouses of U.S. Citizens Employed Abroad

    • USCIS London provides information about applications for naturalization filed by spouses of US citizens employed abroad.

      For more information, please see our non-military Naturalization page.
  • Processing of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status (Form I-407)

    Processing of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status (Form I-407)

    • Form I-407 is for use by a legal permanent resident wishing to abandon permanent resident status and relinquish a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). 

      For more information, forms and requirements for filing Form I-407 at the London Field Office see Filing the I-407.
  • Collection of Reentry Permits for Lawful Permanent Residents

    Collection of Reentry Permits for Lawful Permanent Residents

    • USCIS London will contact the applicant when Form I-131 has been approved by an office in the US and the respective reentry permit is ready for collection.

      Please use our Contact Form for additional information.
  • Capture of Biometrics

    Capture of Biometrics

    • USCIS Field Office London captures biometrics for persons who are residents of the United Kingdom and who are:

       
       • Active duty members of the U.S. armed forces or their spouses who are applicants for naturalization;

       • Spouses of U.S. citizens residing in the United Kingdom due to their spouse’s employment and have filed for expedited naturalization under 319(b) of the Immigration Nationality Act;

       • Prospective adopted parents who have filed Advanced Processing of Orphan petition (includes both Hague or Non Hague);

       • Applicants who have submitted applications for the T Non Immigrant Visa (Victims of Human Trafficking)  or U Non Immigrant Visa (Victims of Criminal Activity);

       • Refugee or asylee family members who have an approved follow-to-join petition filed on their behalf;

       • Overseas applicants filing for U.S. immigration benefits who (1) present an appropriate letter from a domestic USCIS office stating that biometrics are required to be taken overseas: AND (2) can provide documentary evidence to show that due to compelling circumstances, they are unable to return to the United States for their biometrics appointment.

      Please use our Contact Form for additional information.

  • Collection of DNA for USCIS petitions

    Collection of DNA for USCIS petitions

    • USCIS London will contact the beneficiary of a family-based petition when a request for DNA collection has been received. 

      Please use our Contact Form for additional information.
  • Adjudication of Inter-country Adoptions (Forms I-600 and I-600A)

    Adjudication of Inter-country Adoptions (Forms I-600 and I-600A)

    • Form I-600 is for use to classify an orphan, habitually resident in a non-Hague Convention country, who is or will be adopted by a U.S. citizen as an immediate relative of the U.S citizen to allow the child to enter the United States. The petition is filed by the U.S. citizen who is adopting the child.  Please follow this link for more information, forms and requirements for filing Form I-600. 

      Form I-600A is for use by a U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child and enables USCIS to adjudicate the application that relates to the qualifications of the applicant(s) as prospective adoptive parent(s).  Please follow this link for more information, forms and requirements for filing Form I-600A.

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