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Instructions for Immigrant Visa (K) Applicants Applying for a Visa in London

The Immigrant Visa Unit at this Embassy is processing your application for a visa. You should now prepare for that appointment and take the following steps.

Step One

Complete the nonimmigrant visa application Form DS-160 for each family member applying for a visa and print the confirmation sheet as this must be presented on the day of the interview.  If a question does not apply to you, please mark it with a N/A.  

Children born abroad to a U.S. citizen may have claim to U.S. citizenship.   If your child is a U.S. citizen s/he will require a U.S. passport to travel to the United States. If your child's eligibility for citizenship has not yet been determined, you should contact the American Citizen Services at the Embassy for further information.

Step Two

Assemble all of the documents required in support of your application, including the Affidavit of Support from your relative. Download our document checklist here, as a PDF file.  Do not send any documents to the Embassy. The documents must be presented on the day of your visa interview.  

Step Three

Schedule a medical examination with the Embassy approved physician. Visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination prior to the issuance of a visa.  Please note:  The appointment for your visa interview will not be scheduled until the Immigrant Visa Unit is in receipt of the results of the medical examination. Click here for further information.      

Step Four

Once you have completed steps 1-3 above, notify the Immigrant Visa Unit that you are ready for an inteview by using our online Notification of Applicant Readiness form, here. On receipt of the declaration, the Immigrant Visa Unit will process your visa application.  If any information is missing, you will be contacted in writing.  Your application will take up to 6 weeks to be process at the end of which, you will be notified of the date of the appointment for the visa interview.   

When to contact us

We will not respond to status of case inquiries when an application has been pending less than 6 weeks.  You should contact us, however, if the circumstances of your application have changed.

For example:

  • Change of address;
  • Change of Marital status;
  • Death of petitioner; or
  • Birth or adoption of additional children.