New U.S. Embassy in London
The United States is currently building a new Embassy in the Nine Elms area of London. Back in 2008, U.S. officials began playing with the idea of renovating the current U.S. Embassy building on Grosvenor Square to accommodate the various needs and threats of the 21st century. As it stood, the Embassy was outdated. It was eventually determined that the best way to incorporate a modern, secure and environmentally sustainable design was to construct a new facility that utilizes the latest in energy-efficient building techniques.
At its core, the new building will demonstrate exceptional environmental leadership that is at or beyond the leading edge of practice. It will minimize energy consumption by focusing on renewable energy technologies. Solar energy will be used as a low maintenance method of producing electricity, while a number of innovative components work together to increase water efficiency and reduce the demand on the municipal wastewater system. This process will eventually produce a modern, welcoming, safe and energy efficient embassy well-suited for the 21st century.
With the final stages of construction quickly approaching, it is important to keep in mind what that will mean for individuals seeking Embassy services. As resources and staff are shifted from the old building on Grosvenor Square to the new site in Nine Elms, it is likely that the Embassy will experiment with normal scheduling times in order to accommodate the ongoing transition.
Our office, however, is dedicated to monitoring the situation in an effort to keep everyone informed and up-to-date with current adjudication administration and procedure. Each country has its own protocols and systems in place which makes navigating the visa process confusing and complicated. With that in mind, our firm offers a useful service intent on alleviating this unnecessary stress. Our Visa Services Department schedules the interview, arranges for payment of the visa issuance fee, provides detailed instructions for the interview, answers any questions that the applicant may have throughout the process and monitors the return of your passport. Our Visa Services Coordinator will guide you through the entire process from beginning to end.