I feel dumb asking about this, but gun shy with the visa process now.

  1. under the UK Gov site to see "Visa processing Times" you need to "Select the location you are making your application from"
  2. The way I read it, that it means either my town, my state or my country.
  3. However, in drop down menu it offers limited cities and countries together.

    I. It has a few major cities like Chicago, NY and DC, but nothing near me.

    II. It does have a option for DHS-Vac, USA, which googled is “Application Support Centers"

  4. What exactly does that mean?

  5. Since it seems to have limited options, I don't really understand exactly what it means "Select the location you are making your application from".

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It means the location where you are submitting your visa application.

If you are submitting it in the USA, you should choose New York as that is where you will submit your application. See the instructions.

  • Thank you. Very useful and thank you for taking the time to help me. I am happy to have found this site.
    – Migo Surf
    Commented May 19, 2019 at 20:40
  • *boggle* They write "location you are applying from" when they mean "location you are applying to". Actually, the standard of English from VFS seems to be pretty poor. We keep getting questions about that letter saying "your visa application has been concluded" that seems to be supposed to say "processing of your visa application has been concluded". Commented May 19, 2019 at 21:00
  • @DavidRicherby The standard of everything from VFS seems to be pretty poor. I'm continually amazed that people actually get visas. Commented May 19, 2019 at 21:01
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    @DavidRicherby I think the wording is correct, "location you are applying from". An application for a visa to the UK is being done from (via) New York.
    – mkennedy
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 2:34
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    @mkennedy If I am sitting at home, filling in a web form to apply for a visa (which the asker is), I am "applying" and my "location" is my home. So the "location I am applying from" is wherever my home is. As you say, I may be applying via New York, but I'm not applying from New York unless that is where I am. It should say something like "Select the visa office you are applying to." Commented May 20, 2019 at 7:16

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