US Consulate London United Kingdom

US Embassy London K1 Visa Interview in London UK

Embassy Name & Address
Immigrant Visa Unit
United States Embassy
5 Upper Grosvenor Street
London, W1A 2JB

Contact Information
Phone:Switchboard: [44] (0)20 7499-9000
Operator Assisted Visa Information Call 09042-450-100 (123p/min)
Monday through Friday, between 8.00 am and 9.00 pm, and Saturday, between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm

This number is a premium number and only available in the U.K., within U.K. may be unavailable from some business telephones and mobile networks.


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Obtaining Police Certificate
olice Clearance: She will need a police certificate for UK, and ALSO if she lived outside of UK after she reached the age of 16, she should obtain a police certificate from each Country/Region she lived in, for over a year)

No police Certificate is needed for time spent in USA.

How to obtain a police certificate for UK:

Police Certificates for the United Kingdom: A visa applicant who has resided in the United Kingdom for 6 months or more since the age of 16, is required to obtain a police certificate from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). Further information is available from their website at . This police certificate will serve to advise the U.S. Embassy, London whether or not any criminal conviction is held against him/her. The police certificate will be sent to the applicant’s address provided at the time of application. Please note that the Immigrant Visa Unit considers the police certificate valid for 12 months from the date of issuance, not six months as stated on the certificate.

If she has lived in other countries, she should also apply for their police certificates asap, as depending on the country they may take a long time to provide. Most Police certificates are valid for 1 year.

Medical Exam Details
After she has mailed her readiness documents to the consulate, she should receive confirmation from the consulate her packet has been received, along with instructions to obtain a medical exam. She should arrange to have her medical at latest 1-2 weeks before her consulate interview. She should fill in and bring her, passport, three visa photos, and her vaccination records. It is recommended she brings her vaccinations up to date while at the clinic. This is required later when she applies for her Green card in the USA, so by doing it now she will save herself time and expense later. The clinic will courier the results directly to the consulate. The Embassy will not schedule the interview until they have received the results of the medical examination.

The medical examination is performed by an Embassy approved physician at one of two medical centers in London. Additional booking and directions regarding the medical are at your private page.

Knightsbridge Doctors
4 Bentinck Mansions, London W1U 2ER
020 7486 7822

Knightsbridge Doctors
15 Basil Mansions, Basil Street, London SW3 1AP
020 7486 7822

It is recommended she brings her vaccinations up to date while at the clinic. This is required when she applies for her Green card, so by doing it now she will save herself time later.

By Fred Wahl