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I amgoing to work with Camp America in the summer but i have just been told that I have to attent a face to face meeting with a consular officer at the American Embassy in London. Has anyone any experience of this, how long the meeting takes etc?
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I amgoing to work with Camp America in the summer but i have just been told that I have to attent a face to face meeting with a consular officer at the American Embassy in London. Has anyone any experience of this, how long the meeting takes etc?
I thinnk due to Camp America's popularity there shouldnt be a problem as well as you go well dressed and be polite. I had to get a sporting VISA to enter New Zealand last year, I had to get so many references it wasnt funny.
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I amgoing to work with Camp America in the summer but i have just been told that I have to attent a face to face meeting with a consular officer at the American Embassy in London. Has anyone any experience of this, how long the meeting takes etc?
This isn't correct.

The citizens of existing "visa waiver" countries of which the UK is one, will all be required to have biometric information in their passports by October 2004. Where this information is added there will remain no visa requirement to be admitted to the US.

Only should you fail to have this info inserted into your passport will you be required to go to the Embassy for an interview to get a visa. But, as your trip will take place this summer, before the requirement comes into effect, it should'nt apply to you at all.
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This isn't correct.

The citizens of existing "visa waiver" countries of which the UK is one, will all be required to have biometric information in their passports by October 2004. Where this information is added there will remain no visa requirement to be admitted to the US.

Only should you fail to have this info inserted into your passport will you be required to go to the Embassy for an interview to get a visa. But, as your trip will take place this summer, before the requirement comes into effect, it should'nt apply to you at all.
But Camp America involves working for money - and so a tourist visa (which will only cover 3 months anyway) isn't appropriate so the visa waiver scheme doesn't apply. And the consulate is entitled to take any steps it wants to when issuing work visas.
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But Camp America involves working for money - and so a tourist visa (which will only cover 3 months anyway) isn't appropriate so the visa waiver scheme doesn't apply. And the consulate is entitled to take any steps it wants to when issuing work visas.
Oh, OK. I didn't realize CA was a working arrangement.
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Oh, OK. I didn't realize CA was a working arrangement.
It's generally work for 3 months in a US summer camp as a sort of guidence councellor and then they pay you minus living expenses and travel costs (they pay for your flights) and you get a few weeks to spend your money and do the tourist thing.
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I amgoing to work with Camp America in the summer but i have just been told that I have to attent a face to face meeting with a consular officer at the American Embassy in London. Has anyone any experience of this, how long the meeting takes etc?
What is Camp America? I wouldn't mind doing something like that working in America for a year or something, how do you get involved in tings like dat?
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What is Camp America? I wouldn't mind doing something like that working in America for a year or something, how do you get involved in tings like dat?
http://www.campamerica.co.uk/
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http://www.campamerica.co.uk/
Thank you
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Thank you
They came to the university and did a presentation. You can sign up for work on the website but there are also what they call Directors' Fairs where they recruit you on the spot. You have to work for a minimum of 9 weeks then you can do the touristy bit.
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