When embarking on the E2 visa application journey, one of the most common questions that prospective clients ask is, “How long will this take?” Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this query. The processing time for your E2 visa application can vary based on several factors, including how quickly you can gather all the required documentation and the current processing speed at the specific consulate where you plan to submit your application.
In situations where the processing times at a particular consulate are less familiar to me, I take the initiative to gather information from reliable sources. This could involve reaching out to colleagues or attempting to obtain information directly from the consulate, either through their website or direct contact. However, it’s important to note that while consular posts oftentimes provide accurate information, it’s not always the case.
Fortunately, my work often involves filing applications through the US Embassy in London, which gives me a valuable insight into the current E2 visa processing time in London. To provide you with a clearer picture of the processing speed in London, I’d like to share a few real-world examples from cases filed in 2022 and 2023:
November 2022 Filing
- Application Filed on November 22, 2022
- Invitation to Schedule the Interview: March 1, 2023
- Interview Date: March 21, 2023
January 2023 Filing
- Application Filed on January 16, 2023
- Invitation to Schedule the Interview: April 20, 2023
- Interview Date: May 2, 2023
March 2023 Filing
- Application Filed on March 28, 2023
- Invitation to Schedule the Interview: Jul 11, 2023
- Interview Date: Aug 16, 2023
Closing Thoughts: E2 Visa Processing Time in London
It’s crucial to understand that the processing speed at the US Embassy in London can fluctuate, primarily influenced by their staffing levels and caseload. While checking the embassy’s website for processing updates is always a good practice, I highly recommend reaching out to an experienced immigration lawyer focused on E2 visa filings for the most current and accurate information on the E2 visa processing time in London.
Thanks for your time!
Ben Frear, Esq.
Immigration Lawyer for Entrepreneurs