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05 May 2022

While travel to the USA is now back to normal levels, there are still significant delays in geting visa interviews in some countries.

  • All international travellers will need to prove they are fully vaccinated before boarding a flight (for UK this will mean at least 2 weeks past your second vaccination).
  • They will also require a negative Covid-19 test within 24 hours of departure for the USA
  • Embassies in London, Belfast and Dublin are for visa processing, but there are significant delays and new processes.
  • Embassies may request you send in your legal documents before being able to apply for a visa interview. If you are directed to do this, please follow their instructions carefully and do this as soon as possible! This is as a result of significant staff issues with international courier firms as well as Royal Mail for domestic UK deliveries
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We're all waiting for news as to when visa interviews can start again!

While restrictions in the UK have been relaxed, and travel for work is now allowed, the US Embassy is still ...

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Update from the US Embassy Consular team via Twitter: 01 Feb 2021