STEP 3: GATHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
STEP 1: DETERMINE IF VISA IS REQUIRED AND START ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
*Please include our service fee and return delivery payment or a completed air bill. Incomplete payment, incomplete applications or documents and wrong application form will cause a delay in processing the above visa application.
** The service fees are non-refundable, once we receive your documents and start processing them. Embassy fees are non-refundable once your paperwork is submitted to the Embassy. Due to the high volume of applications being submitted, the processing times may be delayed by the Passport Agency and any Embassy. While such situations are beyond our control, we will do everything possible to accommodate your trip and will notify you immediately to let you know about the status of your application.
While filling out the online visa application, you will need to book an appointment for biometric fingerprints at the US Department of Homeland Security Application Support Center (ASC) . Make sure to choose ASC for biometrics so you do not have to show up in person at the application center in new York.
When you visit the ASC for your biometrics appointment, please take your current passport, a print out of your application form and a copy of your biometric confirmation receipt. You can print your receipt when you apply online.
STEP 2: BOOK BIOMETRIC APPOINTMENT @ ASC
If you choose standard processing, it will take 5-6 weeks to process your application. We strongly recommend using priority payment service that will allow to start processing your visa application right away and cut down the processing time to 7-10 days. Please note that certain nationalities will still take 15-20 days to receive the approval for a visa even with a priority payment. Please note: if you are having any issues processing priority payment, we can help you take care of it when we receive your original paperwork in our office. Additional fee of $335 will be added to your total.
STEP 4: E-MAIL DOCUMENTS FOR REVIEW
American Visa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use this service to avoid mistakes or delays. Our experienced visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if any information needs to be corrected or if there is any missing paperwork. Please note we do not charge any additional fees for document pre-check.
STEP 5: MAKE PRIORITY PAYMENT
AMERICAN VISA SERVICE-DC
44337 LORD FAIRFAX PLACE
ASHBURN VA 20147
Click on the button below to get started. You will go through the online wizard to determine if visa is required for your nationality and purpose of travel. If yes, fill out online application and make payments directly to the UK government.
STEP 6: CALCULATE REMAINING FEES (Embassy fees + AVS Service Fees + Shipping Fees)
Once you fill out and submit your online application form, you will be able to download "Document Checklist" from your online account. Make sure to put together copies of all documents that are required for your purpose of travel.
AMERICAN VISA SERVICE
STEP 7: SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FOR PROCESSING TO OUR TEMPORARY ADDRESS:
COVID-19 UPDATE:UK resumed visa issuance on July 13, 2020. Please follow instructions below.
TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS:click here
Quick facts about visas to United Kingdom:
--AVS can process visas for all applicants nationwide regardless of jurisdiction
--US citizens do not need a visa for business, tourism or short term study (under 6 months)
--Non-US citizens should check of visa is required by following the link in Step 1 or contacting our office: 312-922-8860
--Standard processing takes about 5-6 weeks. Priority pricing is listed below and is strongly recommended
Regular Processing: 7-10 days
|Any type of visa without priority payment||$65.00|
|Any type of visa with priority payment||$390.00|
|AVS Service Fees||Regular Processing: 7-10 days|
|Any type of visa ||$250.00|
|Shipping Fees ||FedEx Overnight Return||FedEx 2 Day Return|