United Kingdom - USCIS London Field Office

London, United Kingdom

As announced on Aug. 9, 2019, USCIS will permanently close its field office in London, United Kingdom, on July 31, 2020. The last day the office will accept Forms I-130 and Forms I-360 is March 31, 2020. The last day the office will be open to the public for certain appointments is June 19, 2020. The consular section of the U.S. Embassy in London will assume responsibility for certain limited services that USCIS previously provided to individuals residing in the United Kingdom (see table below).

After June 19, 2020, the USCIS London Field Office will no longer process Form N-400, Form N-600, or Form N-600K for overseas military personnel and qualified family members. After June 19, 2020, the Washington Field Office will assume responsibility for these cases.

New N-400, N-600, or N-600K Cases Filed After London Field Office Closure:

Please review the USCIS filing instructions on our website at uscis.gov/n-400uscis.gov/n-600, and uscis.gov/n-600k. You must file these forms with the appropriate USCIS lockbox facilities.

N-400, N-600, and N-600K Cases Currently Pending with the USCIS London Field Office:

If the USCIS London Field Office is unable to complete adjudication of pending applications before the office closes, it will transfer the pending cases to the Washington Field Office to complete processing and issue a Form I-797C, Notice of Action, to you to document the transfer.  Please refer to the Notice of Action for additional information or contact the Washington Field Office.

USCIS has a toll-free military help line, 877-CIS-4MIL (877-247-4645), TTY (800) 877-8339, and e-mail address at militaryinfo@uscis.dhs.gov exclusively for current members of the military and their families as well as veterans. Our representatives are available to answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central), excluding federal holidays.

Members of the U.S. armed forces and their families stationed in the U.S. or overseas may access the help line using the toll-free number through their base telephone operator or using the Defense Switched Network (DSN).

Individuals who previously received assistance from the USCIS London Field Office (which includes individuals residing in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) must follow these filing instructions:

Service/Form Filing Instructions
Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

Beginning April 1, 2020, file your petition by mail with the USCIS Dallas Lockbox or online using the USCIS website. You can find additional filing information on the Form I-130 webpage.

If you are a U.S. citizen, the Department of State may accept a petition from you if you are filing for your immediate relative (spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21, or parent (if you are 21 years of age or older)) at a U.S. embassy or consulate in certain limited circumstances, as described in the USCIS Policy Manual, Volume 6, Part B, Chapter 3. Please contact the U.S. embassy or consulate having jurisdiction over the area where you live for further information.

Active-Duty Military: If you are an active-duty U.S. citizen service member stationed permanently at a military base overseas, you may file this petition directly with the Department of State at a U.S. embassy or consulate without needing to establish exceptional circumstances.

 

To request to file Form I-130 with the consular section at the U.S. Embassy in London, please visit the embassy’s website.
Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant (for Widow(er) petitions only) 

Beginning April 1, 2020, if you reside outside of the United States, you may be able to file at the U.S. embassy or consulate having jurisdiction over the area where you live. Please contact them for more information.

Please see the Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant webpage for the most current filing instructions.
Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation) As of Nov. 1, 2019, if you are a lawful permanent resident who has lost your Green Card and/or reentry permit and you need travel documentation to return to the U.S., you can file your Form I-131A with any U.S. embassy consular section. To make an appointment to file the Form I-131A for travel documentation at the U.S. Embassy in London, see the embassy’s website.
Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status

Submit your Form I-407 to the USCIS Eastern Forms Center. You can find additional filing information on the Form I-407 webpage.

If you have questions regarding the status of the Form I-407 that you have filed with the USCIS Eastern Forms Center, please contact the USCIS Contact Center.
Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

You must file your petition with the USCIS Nebraska or Texas service center, depending on where the petitioner lives in the United States.

For beneficiary interviews/processing, contact the U.S. embassy consular section in the country where the beneficiary resides.
Form N-400, Application for Naturalization If you are a member of the U.S. military stationed overseas, please see the Form N-400 webpage or call 800-375-5283 for the most current filing instructions. 

Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition

You must file your Form I-600A application by mail with the USCIS Dallas Lockbox. The USCIS National Benefits Center will process the application. You may find additional information on the Form I-600A webpage.

Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative

You may file your Form I-600 petition:

  • By mail with the USCIS Dallas Lockbox; the USCIS National Benefits Center will process the petition, or
  • In person with the appropriate U.S. embassy or consulate in the adoptive child’s country of origin (if certain criteria are met).

You may find updated information on the Form I-600 webpage.

Form I-131, Application for Travel Document (Refugee Travel Document) You should file Form I-131 to apply for a refugee travel document and appear for any required biometrics service appointment BEFORE you leave the United States. If you are currently outside the United States, you may file a Form I-131 and apply for a refugee travel document if you have been outside the United States for less than 1 year at the time of filing. Please see the USCIS Form I-131 webpage for filing instructions.

Collection of Re-entry Permit

Through June 19, 2020, to pick-up a re-entry permit that was approved through the filing of a Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, allowing lawful permanent residents to return to the United States after travel abroad in certain circumstances.

For those who have submitted an application for a re-entry permit through the filing of a Form I-131, Application for Travel Document in the United States and have requested that the re-entry permit be sent to the U.S. Consulate/USCIS in London.

This office does not adjudicate re-entry permits. If we are provided with contact information, USCIS London will contact the applicant when the Form I-131 has been approved by an office in the United States and the re-entry permit is ready for collection. If you believe that the permit has been sent to USCIS London and you have not heard from us, you may send an inquiry to uscis.london@uscis.dhs.gov.

If you have requested that your re-entry permit travel document be sent to the U.S. Consulate/USCIS in London, then you can check our checklist of received Re-entry Permits (PDF) to see if your re-entry permit travel document has arrived. To see whether your re-entry permit travel document has arrived, you will need your Notice of Receipt Number, ex. (LIN-00-000-00000).

Please note that it takes at least 2 weeks from the time the re-entry permit travel document is approved until we receive it in the mail.

In collecting your re-entry permit, note the following:

  • Each individual 18 years or older must collect his or her own re-entry permit travel document.
  • Each individual 18 years or older must have a separate appointment letter to enter the Embassy.
  • Each individual must bring his or her:
    • Valid passport;
    • Green Card; and
    • Form I-797 (Receipt Notice).
  • Collection of re-entry permits for children under 18 can be made by parent(s). You must present the Child(ren)’s passport, Green Card and Form I-797.

Instructions on how to obtain or replace a re-entry permit are found at How Do I Get a Re-Entry Permit.

After June 19, 2020, individuals will need to collect their re-entry permit from the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy London.

General information about U.S. Embassy London is available on the embassy website. You may also contact the embassy by calling 44 (0) 20 7499-9000 or by mailing:

U.S. Embassy London

33 Nine Elms Lane

London SW11 7US

United Kingdom

For information on other immigration benefits, please visit uscis.gov. We suggest you use Ask Emma for more details about what you want to accomplish. Many times, you may be able to complete your task online.

Have a question about a pending application or petition? Send USCIS a secure message through your USCIS Online account.  Opening an account is easy.

You may also send us a message though your USCIS Online account if you need help.

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: