United Kingdom:
Steps to Apply

Complete Online Application

Download Application
Complete VFS Global Payment

Valid U.S. Passport

  • You must submit your current undamaged passport and it must have one blank visa page.
  • The passport must be signed and valid for six months from the date of departure.

Copy of Valid Identification

  • Address on your driver’s license must match the address on your application.
  • If the address on your driver’s license does not match your residence, you may include a copy of a major utility bill (water, power, or sewage).

Copy of Flight Itinerary

  • If you have a copy of your flight itinerary or ticket, please include it.
  • If you do not have a travel itinerary or a ticket, please call us.

Biometrics

  • Biometrics are taken after completing the online application.
  • Please choose the closest location from your house, make sure take your complete application and passport when you go for taking the Biometrics.
  • Please bring your stamped Biometric Document.

Bank Statement

You must provide your most recent three months of bank statements to prove that you have enough funds to support yourself while in the UK.

Employment Letter

This must be an original letter from your employer stating that you are allowed vacation time and that you will be employed upon your return to the US.

Hotel Confirmation

  • You must provide your hotel confirmation.
  • If you are staying with a relative or friend you need to provide a letter from them inviting you to stay with them, make sure they write their full name, address, phone number and stating the duration of stay.
  • They will also need to include a copy of the information page of their passport and proof of status in the UK.

Visa Photos

  • Passport photo services available at our offices.
  • Must be 2″ x 2″ on a white background.
  • Photo must not be older than one month.

Service Order Form

Service Order Form

If you are processing your application with us via mail, please fill out the service order form and send it along with the documents.

Complete Online Application

Download Application
Complete VFS Global Payment

Valid U.S. Passport

  • You must submit your current undamaged passport and it must have one blank visa page.
  • The passport must be signed and valid for six months from the date of departure.

Copy of Valid Identification

  • Address on your driver’s license must match the address on your application.
  • If the address on your driver’s license does not match your residence, you may include a copy of a major utility bill (water, power, or sewage).

Information

  • The official work permit granted by your employer, at least eight weeks before you begin work, stating that you intend to leave the UK upon completion of the job.

College Transcipts

  • Evidence that you have the necessary qualifications and experience to execute the job that you have been issued a work permit.

Biometrics

  • Biometrics are taken after completing the online application.
  • Please choose the closest location from your house, make sure take your complete application and passport when you go for taking the Biometrics.
  • Please bring your stamped Biometric Document.

Bank Statement

You must provide your most recent three months of bank statements to prove that you have enough funds to support yourself while in the UK.

Copy of Flight Itinerary

  • If you have a copy of your flight itinerary or ticket, please include it.
  • If you do not have a travel itinerary or a ticket, please call us.

Visa Photos

  • Passport photo services available at our offices.
  • Must be 2″ x 2″ on a white background.
  • Photo must not be older than one month.

Service Order Form

Service Order Form

If you are processing your application with us via mail, please fill out the service order form and send it along with the documents.

Complete Online Application

Download Application
Complete VFS Global Payment

    Valid U.S. Passport
  • You must submit your current undamaged passport and it must have one blank visa page.
  • The passport must be signed and valid for six months from the date of departure.
    Copy of Valid Identification
  • Address on your driver’s license must match the address on your application.
  • If the address on your driver’s license does not match your residence, you may include a copy of a major utility bill (water, power, or sewage).
    Copy of Flight Itinerary
  • If you have a copy of your flight itinerary or ticket, please include it.
  • If you do not have a travel itinerary or a ticket, it’s okay.

Biometrics

  • Biometrics are taken after completing the online application.
  • Please choose the closest location from your house, make sure take your complete application and passport when you go for taking the Biometrics.
  • Please bring your stamped Biometric Document.

Completed Appendix 8

Completed Appendix 8
  • Evidence that you have the necessary qualifications and experience to execute the job that you have been issued a work permit.

Evidence of Funds

  • You must be able to prove that the money has been available in your account for 28 days before the date when you apply.
  • All documents must be originals.
  • If your bank statements are printed online they must have an endorsement stamp on each page.

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies

Complete VFS Global Payment
  • The official work permit granted by your employer, at least eight weeks before you begin work, stating that you intend to leave the UK upon completion of the job.
    Visa Photos
  • Passport photo services available at our offices.
  • Must be 2″ x 2″ on a white background.
  • Photo must not be older than one month.
    Service Order Form

    Service Order Form

    If you are processing your application with us via mail, please fill out the service order form and send it along with the documents.

Complete Online Application

Download Application
Complete VFS Global Payment

    Valid U.S. Passport
  • You must submit your current undamaged passport and it must have one blank visa page.
  • The passport must be signed and valid for six months from the date of departure.
    Copy of Flight Itinerary
  • If you have a copy of your flight itinerary or ticket, please include it.
  • If you do not have a travel itinerary or a ticket, it’s okay.

Biometrics

  • Biometrics are taken after completing the online application.
  • Please choose the closest location from your house, make sure take your complete application and passport when you go for taking the Biometrics.
  • Please bring your stamped Biometric Document.

Bank Statement

  • You must provide your most recent three months of bank statements to prove that you have enough funds to support yourself while in the UK.

Employment Letter

  • This must be an original letter from your employer stating that you are allowed vacation time and that you will be employed upon your return to the US.

Hotel Confirmation

  • You must provide your hotel confirmation.
  • If you are staying with a relative or friend you need to provide a letter from them inviting you to stay with them, make sure they write their full name, address, phone number and stating the duration of stay.
  • They will also need to include a copy of the information page of their passport and proof of status in the UK.

Proof of Planned Marriage

  • You must submit documents showing proof of your planned marriage.
    Visa Photos
  • Passport photo services available at our offices.
  • Must be 2″ x 2″ on a white background.
  • Photo must not be older than one month.
    Service Order Form

    Service Order Form

    If you are processing your application with us via mail, please fill out the service order form and send it along with the documents.

Complete Online Application

Download Application
Complete VFS Global Payment

    Valid U.S. Passport
  • You must submit your current undamaged passport and it must have one blank visa page.
  • The passport must be signed and valid for six months from the date of departure.
    Copy of Valid Identification
  • Address on your driver’s license must match the address on your application.
  • If the address on your driver’s license does not match your residence, you may include a copy of a major utility bill (water, power, or sewage).
    Copy of Flight Itinerary
  • If you have a copy of your flight itinerary or ticket, please include it.
  • If you do not have a travel itinerary or a ticket, it’s okay.

Biometrics

  • Biometrics are taken after completing the online application.
  • Please choose the closest location from your house, make sure take your complete application and passport when you go for taking the Biometrics.
  • Please bring your stamped Biometric Document.

Original Birth Certficate

  • The sponsor (spouse’s) original birth certificate is required

EInformation

  • The official work permit granted by your employer, at least eight weeks before you begin work, stating that you intend to leave the UK upon completion of the job

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies

Complete VFS Global Payment
  • The official work permit granted by your employer, at least eight weeks before you begin work, stating that you intend to leave the UK upon completion of the job.
    Visa Photos
  • Passport photo services available at our offices.
  • Must be 2″ x 2″ on a white background.
  • Photo must not be older than one month.
    Service Order Form

    Service Order Form

    If you are processing your application with us via mail, please fill out the service order form and send it along with the documents.

See Processing Time and Fees Section below

Processing Time & Fees

  CONSULATE FEES ARE PAID ONLINE WHEN COMPLETING THE APPLICATION.


Processing TimeFees
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Passport PhotoCall us for price details
Priority Overnight DeliveryCall us for price details
First Overnight (8:30 AM)Call us for price details
Saturday DeliveryCall us for price details
  • You can include a prepaid return air bill in which case you will not be charged.
  • You can provide a FedEx account number and we will generate the air bill – an additional fee of $5 will be charged to your work order.
Government Fees + Passport & Visa Express Fee + Return FedEx Shipping Fees = Total Fees