• U.S. Embassy in London Limits Visa Services This Summer and Expands Visa Reissuance
  • May 16, 2012
  • Law Firm: FosterQuan LLP - Houston Office
  • The U.S. Embassy in London has confirmed that visa services will be limited during July and August 2012 for all nonimmigrant visa categories, such as H-1B, L-1, E and F-1. Resources will be devoted instead to U.S. citizen services because of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games to be held in London from July 27, 2012 - August 12, 2012. The embassy encourages applicants to apply for visas during the spring and early summer as appointment availability cannot be guaranteed. The embassy also has requested that travelers register now for summer travel if they plan to enter the U.S. without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program and do not already have travel authorization approval under the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Should ESTA registration be denied, individuals traveling to the U.S. will be required to attend a visa appointment and obtain a visa.