I was trying to apply for an American Visa from UK. However, when I was intending to fill in the DS-160 form here. I can not find the country of United Kingdom (or Britain and Great Britain)!

Can you test it? I believe I have carefully checked the entire drop down menu list and I did not find London. I am confused.

The drop down menu: enter image description here

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    Oh the joys of having a country which is part of another country :P – Vality Mar 27 '17 at 18:48
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    Yeah, I hate the fact that whenever I use a drop-down list to choose the country I live in, I have to guess whether the form designer thinks I live in the United Kingdom, Great Britain, Britain or England. – David Richerby Mar 27 '17 at 19:01
  • I for one am glad to see somewhere that respects that Britain is made of four different but (mostly) united countries. I agree that there should be a standard though. – Pharap Mar 27 '17 at 23:53
  • @DavidRicherby Some websites still have Yugoslavia, so you are lucky that you have to select a country that still exists – kemis Mar 28 '17 at 1:53
  • @Pharap All I can say is *facepalm*. The UK is a single country. The fact that it is made up of sub-units which are also called countries even though they are, in reality, states (in the sense that the US uses the words) is a historical accident. – David Richerby Mar 28 '17 at 8:09

It's there, under England, London.


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    The USA is already preparing for the eventual break-up of the UK :D – user58558 Mar 27 '17 at 16:53
  • "ENGLAND" is indeed unusual... – zlin Mar 27 '17 at 17:19
  • @zlin I was looking at a Canadian site recently, and they had the same. – phoog Mar 27 '17 at 17:47
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    I guess they don't want people getting confused about London, Ontario or London, Texas (or several other Londons in the USA). – alephzero Mar 27 '17 at 18:38
  • @alephzero Except that all the Canadian cities are listed in the style of "Canada, London", not "Ontario, London". Subnational entities don't seem to be used for any other country. – David Richerby Mar 27 '17 at 19:00

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