Notice: Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!
Fellow Travelers, Trusted Partners: The COVID-19 pandemic has presented tremendous challenges to us all. In light of the health crisis, and in keeping in line with WHO guidelines as well as State issued Stay At Home Orders, we are temporarily closing our offices until the order is lifted- this will have no impact on Customer Service as regular customer service hours will be maintained. We are here for you. If there is an emergency and you need to visit one of our offices we ask that you first contact us via customer service to arrange a visit. We very much appreciate your understanding, trust, and support during these difficult times. Stay safe- Passport Visas Express
Mon-Fri 9:00am to 6:00pm EST
Have a Travel Emergency?
If you have a travel emergency and need immediate assistance during the weekend or after regular business hours, please call our emergency number: (202) 345-4943. Please don't hesitate to call if you really need help right now - that's what we are here for!
The UK Consulate aims to operate a fast and effective visa service. Last year, over 90% of straightforward, non-settlement applications were resolved within 24 hours. If an interview is required, we aim to process non-settlement applications within 15 working days. If you are applying to settle in the UK, in most cases we aim to process your application within 12 weeks.
If you are not a British, European Economic Area (EEA), or Swiss national and you wish to settle permanently in the UK, you must qualify under the Immigration Rules, which can be found on the UK Border Agency website and must obtain a visa before you travel to the UK.
When an entry clearance officer cannot make a decision about whether you qualify for a visa immediately, you may be asked to attend an interview. We aim to do this within 15 working days. Always try to make your application well in advance of your intended travel date.
Please choose a category below to view commonly asked questions about UK visas:Visa and Immigration Problems