This summer, the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic games will be held July 27 – August 12, and August 29 – September 9, respectively. As a result, the U.S. Embassy in London will have limited operations during this time frame. The Nonimmigrant Visa Chief has advised the following information:
A limited number of Nonimmigrant Visa (“NIV”) appointment slots for July 1 through August 17 will open up through the Embassy’s Operator Assisted Visa NIV Appointment Booking Service. These appointments will be made available at some point during the third week of June.
The total number of appointments available per day will be limited to 200, with priority given to Student/Exchange Visitor and Petition-Based visa categories.
There will be limited B-1/B-2 appointment availability during this time and, as a result, applicants who have been refused B-1/B-2 visas in the past six months will only be able to schedule appointments after August 17.
If you are a traveler who intends to enter the U.S. without a nonimmigrant visa under the Visa Waiver Program, you are urged to apply for travel authorization approval under the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) as soon as possible. If registration is denied, you will be required to enter the U.S. with a nonimmigrant visa.
Berardi Immigration Law is ready to assist you with scheduling an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in London, or elsewhere around the world, during these busy summer months. Please contact us at 1-877-721-6100 or send us an e-mail by clicking here.