United Kingdom
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United Kingdom Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Email Requirements
A visa is not required to attend basic business meetings. Traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip airline ticket.

Note: For business travel to the UK to participate in anything other than basic business meetings, a Business Visit Visa is required.

To learn about activities that you can perform as a Business traveler in the UK.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in United Kingdom

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

United Kingdom Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Email Requirements
A visa is not required to attend basic business meetings. Traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip airline ticket.

Note: For business travel to the UK to participate in anything other than basic business meetings, a Business Visit Visa is required.

To learn about activities that you can perform as a Business traveler in the UK.
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Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, with at least one blank visa page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for UK visa stamps.
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Photo Requirements:
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Letter Of Invitation from United Kingdom:
A letter of invitation from sponsor (either host company or individual) in the United Kingdom explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, full address of the inviting company and contact information.
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Business Letter:
Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the US, on company letterhead showing full company address, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to the United Kingdom. Business activities in the United Kingdom must include detailed and specific information. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in the United Kingdom.
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Other Requirements:
Evidence of any previous dealings with the UK company, such as business meetings, email conversations, company activities or invoices.
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Special Instructions:
Travisa can submit British visa applications only for priority processing. This requires a $170 priority fee that must be paid directly through VFS service. This fee is in addition to the fee paid directly on the application form. Please visit VFS Payment Page, select the United States as country of residence, visa category, and New York as the application center. You may need to scroll right to submit in order to make the payment.
The payment receipt must be included with visa application materials.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in United Kingdom

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

United Kingdom Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Email Requirements
A visa is not required for a stay of up to 6 months. Traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip airline ticket.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in United Kingdom

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

United Kingdom Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Email Requirements
A visa is not required to transit through the United Kingdom. The traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond travel dates, a round-trip or onward ticket, and a valid visa for the next destination (if required). A visa may be required if the traveler passes through UK Border Control.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in United Kingdom

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

United Kingdom Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and student visa are required for enrolled study in the United Kingdom. For a stay of more than more than six months, or 11 months for an English language course, a British Student Tier 4 Visa is required. For a stay of up to 6 months a British Student Visitor Visa is required.

Those who are 16 or over and have been accepted into a course offered by a qualified education provider, have a valid Confirmation of Acceptance for studies (CAS) and can meet English language requirements are eligible to apply for a Tier 4 General Student visa. Those sponsored to do a recognized foundation program are also eligible to apply for a Tier 4 Student visa provided that applicant has finished a recognized UK degree in medicine or dentistry, received that degree from a registered Tier 4 sponsor and spent the final year and at least 1 year of studies leading to that degree in the UK.
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Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page available for UK visa stamp(s).
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British Visa Application Form:
One visa application form per applicant. Please note: The Consulate of the United Kingdom has introduced a web-based visa application form. Applicants must follow the step by step instructions and pay visas fees online.
Important Information: Upon completion of the application form, the applicant will be prompted to schedule an appointment to submit biometric information. This biometric information consists of scans of all 10 fingers and a full-face digital photograph. The visa application must be submitted no earlier than 24-36 hours after and no later than 2 weeks after biometric submission.

VAF9 Personal Details Form: You must fill out this form and submit a printed copy along with any UK student visa application.
Student Visa Appendix 8: You must fill out this appendix form and submit a printed copy along with any UK student visa application.
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Photo Requirements:
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
- Copy of the applicant’s Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the educational institution the applicant intends to attend. A visa application should be placed no more than 6 months from receiving the CAS.
- Copies of any English language ability or qualifications, test certificates, award certificates of degrees taught in English. These are not required if the applicant is a national of the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
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Minors:
Notarized proof of parental or other legal guardian consent for those under age 18 along with original certified birth certificate.
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Financial Requirements:
Evidence that the applicant has adequate financial support during their stay is required which includes bank statements or payslips for the last 6 months.
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Other Requirements:
Certificate translations are required for any documents that are not in English or Welsh.
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Special Instructions:
Travisa can submit British visa applications only for priority processing. This requires a $170 priority fee that must be paid directly through VFS service. This fee is in addition to the fee paid directly on the application form. Please visit VFS Payment Page, select the United States as country of residence, visa category, and New York as the application center. You may need to scroll right to submit in order to make the payment.
The payment receipt must be included with visa application materials.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
United Kingdom Visa Validity:
Visa validity will be for a period of up to 3 years, based on supporting documentation and at the discretion of the consulate.
British Visa Processing Time:
Priority rush processing normally takes 24 to 48 hours. The processing time can begin 24-36 hours after biometric information is submitted and Travisa has received complete application materials.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in United Kingdom

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

United Kingdom Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to study in the United Kingdom. Those 18 or older traveling to the UK for study for less than 6 months or up to 11 months if studying an English language course and have been accepted at an accredited place of study, can support themselves without working and can pay for return or onward journey are eligible to apply for a British Student Visitor Visa. Those visiting the UK for a short period of research if already enrolled on an overseas course are also eligible to apply for a Student Visitor visa provided that the course is equivalent to a UK degree and that research will be carried out at a UK recognized body. This visa type cannot be extended; for stays of more than six months, or 11 months for an English language course, a British Tier 4 student visa is required.
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Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page available for UK visa stamp(s).
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British Visa Application Form:
One visa application form per applicant, plus one copy. The Consulate of the United Kingdom has introduced a web-based visa application form; applicants must follow the step by step instructions and pay visas fee online.
Important Information: Upon completion of the online visa application form, the applicant will be prompted to schedule an appointment to submit biometric information. Please note that there might not be a time available immediately. You will need to take your receipt and passport to the appointment. This biometric information consists of scans of all 10 fingers and a full-face digital photograph. After you receive the completion stamp from this appointment, you can submit application materials to Travisa. The visa application must be submitted no earlier than 24-36 hours after and no later than 2 weeks after biometric submission.
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Photo Requirements:
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
- Copy of a letter of acceptance from the educational institution on official letterhead, stating course name, duration, costs including accommodation.
- Proof of previous study such as copies of academic certificates, academic references and academic transcripts.
- Copies of any English language ability or qualifications, test certificates, award certificates of degrees taught in English. These are not required if the applicant is a national of the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
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Proof Of Departure:
Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets.
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Hotel Confirmation:
A copy of confirmed hotel or student lodging. If staying in various hotels, please provide copies of each reservation. A letter from inviting family member or friend is required if they are providing accommodations to the applicant along with invitees British passport, (or British visa, if not a citizen).
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Financial Requirements:
Evidence that the applicant has adequate financial support during their stay is required which includes bank statements or payslips for the last 6 months.
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Other Requirements:
Certificate translations are required for any documents that are not in English or Welsh.
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Special Instructions:
Travisa can submit British visa applications only for priority processing. This requires a $170 priority fee that must be paid directly through VFS service. This fee is in addition to the fee paid directly on the application form. Please visit VFS Payment Page, select the United States as country of residence, visa category, and New York as the application center. You may need to scroll right to submit in order to make the payment.
The payment receipt must be included with visa application materials.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in United Kingdom

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

United Kingdom Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required for employment in the United Kingdom. Those who have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship from their employer from their employer in the UK and are going to do unpaid charity work, creative work, government authorized exchange for work experience or to do religious work are eligible to apply for a Temporary Worker Tier 5 Visa. Visas are typically valid for 1 or 2 years or for the duration indicated on the Certificate of Sponsorship, whichever is less.
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Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, with at least one blank visa page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for UK visa stamps.
2
British Visa Application Form:
One visa application form per applicant plus one copy. Please note: The Consulate of the United Kingdom has introduced a web-based visa application form. Applicants must follow the step by step instructions and pay UK visa fees online. Send the application and supporting materials to the Travisa location in the city printed on the completed application form.
Important Information: Upon completion of the application form, the applicant will be prompted to schedule an appointment to submit biometric information. This biometric information consists of scans of all 10 fingers and a full-face digital photograph. The visa application must be submitted no earlier than 24-36 hours after and no later than 2 weeks after biometric submission.
3
Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
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Other Forms:
- Copy of applicant’s Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) containing a reference number which holds information about the job and the applicant’s personal details.
- Copies of any English language ability or qualifications, test certificates, award certificates of degrees taught in English. Copies of any English language ability or qualifications, test certificates, award certificates of degrees taught in English. These are not required if the applicant is a national of the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
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Financial Requirements:
Copies of bank statements showing at least £900 or equivalent currency in savings continuously over the last 90 days OR sponsor is A rated and has certified that they can support and accommodate the applicant for the first month of employment.
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Other Requirements:
Certificate translations are required for any documents that are not in English or Welsh.
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Special Instructions:
Travisa can submit British visa applications only for priority processing. This requires a $170 priority fee that must be paid directly through VFS service. This fee is in addition to the fee paid directly on the application form. Please visit VFS Payment Page, select the United States as country of residence, visa category, and New York as the application center. You may need to scroll right to submit in order to make the payment.
The payment receipt must be included with visa application materials.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in United Kingdom

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

United Kingdom Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and Work visa are required for employment in the United Kingdom. Those who have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship from their employer in the UK, are going to be paid an appropriate salary (at the discretion of the Consulate), can meet English language requirements and can demonstrate adequate savings (if the sponsor is not A rated) are eligible to apply for a Work Tier 2 visa. Those coming to the UK as an intra-company transferee, have been offered a job as a minister of religion or has an elite sportsperson or coach with sponsorship are also eligible to apply for a British Work Tier 2 Visa. Visas are typically valid for the duration indicated on the Certificate of Sponsorship or 3 years and 1 month, whichever is less.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, with at least one blank visa page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for UK visa stamps.
2
British Visa Application Form:
One visa application form per applicant plus one copy. Please note: The Consulate of the United Kingdom has introduced a web-based visa application form. Applicants must follow the step by step instructions and pay UK visa fees online. Send the application and supporting materials to the Travisa location in the city printed on the completed application form.
Important Information: Upon completion of the application form, the applicant will be prompted to schedule an appointment to submit biometric information. This biometric information consists of scans of all 10 fingers and a full-face digital photograph. The visa application must be submitted no earlier than 24-36 hours after and no later than 2 weeks after biometric submission.
3
Photo Requirements:
One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
- Copy of applicant’s Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) containing a reference number which holds information about the job and the applicant’s personal details.
- Copies of any English language ability or qualifications, test certificates, award certificates of degrees taught in English. Copies of any English language ability or qualifications, test certificates, award certificates of degrees taught in English. These are not required if the applicant is a national of the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
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Financial Requirements:
Copies of bank statements showing at least £900 or equivalent currency in savings continuously over the last 90 days OR sponsor is A rated and has certified that they can support and accommodate the applicant for the first month of employment.
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Other Requirements:
Certificate translations are required for any documents that are not in English or Welsh.
7
Special Instructions:
Travisa can submit British visa applications only for priority processing. This requires a $170 priority fee that must be paid directly through VFS service. This fee is in addition to the fee paid directly on the application form. Please visit VFS Payment Page, select the United States as country of residence, visa category, and New York as the application center. You may need to scroll right to submit in order to make the payment.
The payment receipt must be included with visa application materials.
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Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
United Kingdom Visa Validity:
Visa validity will be for a period of up to 3 years, at the discretion of the consulate.
British Visa Processing Time:
Priority rush processing normally takes 24 to 48 hours. The processing time can begin 24-36 hours after biometric information is submitted and Travisa has received complete application materials.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in United Kingdom

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

United Kingdom Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required for employment in the United Kingdom and for dependents of an employee. A spouse, partner, child under 18 or child over 18 who is currently residing in the UK as a dependent is eligible to apply for a UK General Dependent Tier 2 Visa. The dependent’s primary Tier 2 Work Visa holder/applicant must have a valid Certificate of Sponsorship and meet other Tier 2 Work visa requirements.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, with at least one blank visa page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for UK visa stamps.
2
British Visa Application Form:
One visa application form per applicant, plus one copy. The Consulate of the United Kingdom has introduced a web-based visa application form; applicants must follow the step by step instructions and pay visas fee online.
Important Information: Upon completion of the online visa application form, the applicant will be prompted to schedule an appointment to submit biometric information. Please note that there might not be a time available immediately. You will need to take your receipt and passport to the appointment. This biometric information consists of scans of all 10 fingers and a full-face digital photograph. After you receive the completion stamp from this appointment, you can submit application materials to Travisa. The visa application must be submitted no earlier than 24-36 hours after and no later than 2 weeks after biometric submission. Biometrics are not required for children under the age of 5.
3
Photo Requirements:
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
- Copy of the dependent’s principal Tier 2 work visa holder’s Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) containing a reference number which holds information about the principal’s job and personal details.
- Original birth certificate or marriage certificate showing dependent’s relationship to principal Tier 2 work visa holder.
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Financial Requirements:
Copies of bank statements showing the applicant or primary Tier 2 visa holder had at least £900 or equivalent currency in savings continuously over the last 90 days OR the principal’s sponsor is A rated and has certified that they can support and accommodate the principal and any dependents for the first month of employment in the UK.
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Other Requirements:
Certificate translations are required for any documents that are not in English or Welsh.
7
Special Instructions:
Travisa can submit British visa applications only for priority processing. This requires a $170 priority fee that must be paid directly through VFS service. This fee is in addition to the fee paid directly on the application form. Please visit VFS Payment Page, select the United States as country of residence, visa category, and New York as the application center. You may need to scroll right to submit in order to make the payment.
The payment receipt must be included with visa application materials.
8
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in United Kingdom

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

United Kingdom Visa Application Procedures

  1. Review instructions based on the purpose of journey to United Kingdom
  2. Complete, print and sign all visa application forms, including Travisa's Global Service Order Form
  3. Send all of the visa application requirements listed above to Travisa.

    United Kingdom Visa Applications can be processed in the following location(s):
 
Send documents to:
Travisa - New York
290 5th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 613-2223