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United Kingdom US Consulate Reviews
Average Rating: 4.4 / 5
1437 Review(s)
London, United Kingdom
Review #25431 on January 23, 2019:

Jomily



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

My appointment was at 9.30. I arrived at 9.00. There is an outside desk to queue at, which is on the left side of the building, as you look from Nine Elms Road.

There was a separate line of people along the wall when I arrived, who had been told to wait there.
I was told to come back at 9.15.
At 9.15, I was sent forward to the queue to enter the building, which is just a room for security. After clearing that, you go through to the large courtyard.
Next is a queue to enter the main building. Once inside, a lady asked if there was anyone for immigration, so I was able to skip the queue.
My DS-160 was stickered, and I was directed to the lifts and to booths 20-21.
There are seats next to each booth, and there are screens which bing whenever the next number comes up. The numbers are also shown above each booth.

When my number was shown, I went to the window. The guy was friendly, and I think he had a slight American accent. ... read complete review

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London, United Kingdom
Review #25424 on January 22, 2019:

DJClaire



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

7.30am train to Paddington, tube on to Vauxhall. 9 minute walk to the embassy past a handy Tesco Express :-)

I arrived 30 minutes early and had to wait a little. At the outside kiosk, I was asked for my passport and DS160. I was then taken straight through past a massive line of other visa people, straight through security. I had a bottle of water in my rucksack and I was asked to take a sip of it in front of the security officer.

I then walked up to the main entrance of the embassy itself and was told again to skip the queue and have a ticket issued, which they stuck to my DS160.

After finding the correct windows I sat and waited. I was first asked to come forward and supply a range of documents, passport, DS160, birth certificate, change of name by deed poll, I134 etc. I was asked for two passport photographs which I had with me, but as I wear glasses they were not accepted so I had to pop round the corner and use the on site photobooth ... read complete review

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London, United Kingdom
Review #25413 on January 20, 2019:

LDSCRAKE



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Appointment was 9:30am. Arrived at 9am. They scanned my DS-160 outside security and asked me to come back at 9:15. As I was applying for K1(immigration) I would be able to skip the long queue and go straight to my appointment. I wanted about 30 minutes until I was called up to the first of 2 windows.

The gentleman was very friendly. He asked how I met my fiancé. I explained I was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints. And he was really fasinated by that. He took my documents. I handed him my police certificate and as it had "no live trace" on my certificate I also handed him a ACRO special access report. I basically got in a fight when I was 12 and recevied a reprimand. The officer said there's nothing to worry about as everyone gets on flights when they're 12. Honestly he made me feel so calm!

I waited another 15 minutes and then was called up to a second window. The woman interviewing me was very professional, little expr... read complete review

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London, United Kingdom
Review #25406 on January 18, 2019:

peanutismint



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Pretty standard visit, though a lot longer than I was expecting given some of the "in and out in 20 minutes" that I'd heard here...! (this is my last chance to partake in the national British pastime of "moaning" so please indulge me!)

10:30am appointment so left from Cardiff around 5:30am; parked at Westfield shopping centre near Shepherd's Bush, £6 to stay all day! If you set up an account with credit card it'll take payment automatically from your car number plate. Then got underground (1 x change) to Vauxhall.

Arrived at embassy 10:15am, security was a breeze but then we were all left queueing outside in the freezing cold for another 15-20 mins; could've done without that.

Only waited about 5 mins for first interview; asked to provide passport, birth cert, police cert, I-134 form; he asked for proof of my sponsor's earnings and luckily I'd got a copy of their recent tax return so all was fine. Fingerprints taken.

Then I ... read complete review

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London, United Kingdom
Review #25393 on January 17, 2019:

Josh842



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Review Topic: K1 Visa

Had my K1 Visa interview today and it went very well and is so less stressful than what you may think, it was a breeze and it is all pretty much straight forward two discussions and bam approved.

Started off outside the embassy where the lady asked for me DS-160 and my passport, she then signed my DS-160 and handed it back to me and said to come back 30 minutes before 11:30 which I did after I spent that time hanging out at the nearby Waitrose around the corner.

Returned and went through security easily enough, through to another building where they asked for my DS-160 again and passport and put a little receipt with my number that is called forward on a screen and the two windows that I should sit by to wait to be called. 2 minutes aftertastes 11:30 schedule I was called up to a very friendly chap who asked for two passport pictures (US size) my birth certificate, name change document (surname was changed years ago) and affidavit for support. He asked how... read complete review

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