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I took all the steps as shown in the gov.uk link to Apply for a UK visa in the USA.

  1. Apply online
  2. Paid fees
  3. Go to your appointment
  4. Post your application

For #4 I sent my application to following address via UPS but they returned it and UPS shows "The receiver does not want the product and refused the delivery."

UK Visas and Immigration,
British Consulate General,
845 Third Avenue,
FL 10,
New York, 10022

What did I miss?

  • What link below? Did you mean this one? gov.uk/government/publications/usa-apply-for-a-uk-visa/… – Moo Jan 24 '18 at 20:56
  • Did your posted application include your passport? – Moo Jan 24 '18 at 20:56
  • @choster not necessarily - with UPS the recipient does have the right to check the parcel and its contents prior to acceptance, and can refuse acceptance even after opening it. Been there, done that. – Moo Jan 24 '18 at 21:19
  • @Moo Fair enough. – choster Jan 24 '18 at 21:36
  • 2
    @Moo So I went to UK consulate. Reception guy asked me all sort of questions (seemingly relevant). He then called the consulate and gave them my details. (Name, DOB, GWF numbers) Consulate guys replied that they returned the package as it was already open... bummer! Now reception guy suggested (or insisted) that I should use UPS store around the corner. So I went there and dispatched the package again to be delivered at 10:30AM tomm. Let's see what happens now. I also called previous UPS store and asked for refund after giving them the whole story from consulate. – tejpratap Jan 25 '18 at 15:21
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As reported in the comments,

I went to UK consulate. Reception guy asked me all sort of questions (seemingly relevant). He then called the consulate and gave them my details. (Name, DOB, GWF numbers) Consulate guys replied that they returned the package as it was already open... bummer! Now reception guy suggested (or insisted) that I should use UPS store around the corner. So I went there and dispatched the package again to be delivered at 10:30AM tomm.

So in the end, it seems like this was a fluke caused by UPS or someone else opening the package before delivery, causing it to be refused. Everything worked out after re-sending the materials, and the OP received the visa after 4 days.

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