Courier services are free of charge if you choose to have your documents returned to one of the collection points around the United Kingdom operated by the Embassy appointed courier service. Home Delivery is available at a cost of $30.00 per applicant; payment is by credit card. Please see https://usvisa-info.com for further information.
Nonimmigrant visa applicants are required to arrange for the return of their passport by courier before they schedule the appointment for the visa interview. Immigrant and K visa applicants are required to arrange for the return of their passport once they have received notification of their appointment date either from the National Visa Center or Immigrant Visa Unit and before they attend the Embassy for the interview.
Courier Services for applicants who applied prior to August 1, 2013
If your application was refused under Section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act prior to August 1, 2013 and you have been instructed to send in your documents and/or passport to the Visa Branch, please be aware that DX will begin offering a collection and delivery service from Thursday, August 8. Further information is available from their website at http://www.thedx.co.uk/ for further information. We will NOT accept passports/documents sent by any other courier company. In the interim, we will accept passports/documents sent to us by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Please ensure that you enclose a return special delivery envelope with your application and keep a record of the registration number.