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U.S. Embassy for UK - Address / Phone Number

U.S. Embassy for UK

U.S. Embassy in the United Kingdom

Address: 24 Grosvenor Square W1A 2LQ
City: London (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hours)
Tel.: [44] 020 7499 9000
Working hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 – 17.30

U.S. General Consulate in Belfast
Address: Danesfort House, 223 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5GR
City: Belfast (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hours)
Tel.: [44] (0)28 9038 6100
Fax: [44] (0)28 9068 1301
Emergency Tel.: [44] (0)1253 501106 

U.S. General Consulate in Edinburgh 
Address: 3 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5BW
City: Edinburgh (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hours)
Tel.: [44] (0)131 556 8315
Fax: [44] (0)131 557 6023 

The mission of the Bureau of Consular Affairs ('CA)' is to protect the lives and interests of American citizens overseas and to strengthen US border security.  Consular work is about touching people’s lives in a thousand different ways every day.  CA deal with events and issues that have a personal impact: birth, death, marriage, adoption, child custody, citizenship, and relocation to another country.  CA provides the passports that enable Americans to travel internationally and stands ready to lend a helping hand when citizens fall victim to crime, accident or illness in other countries, or just want to vote absentee. Consular Affairs at the US Embassy in London consists of the American Citizen Services section and the Visa section.


They provide information and assistance to US citizens in England and Wales. If one resides in Northern Ireland, he/she should contact the Consulate General in Belfast for assistance.  If the applicant resides in Scotland, they should contact the Consulate General in Edinburgh for assistance. The ACS section of the Embassy in London consists of the Passport & Citizenship Unit, the Special Consular Services Unit, and the Federal Benefits Unit. 

When visiting the Embassy in London one should keep in mind:

  • Mobile phones or any electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, or PDAs are not allowed within the Embassy Electronic devices such as mobile phones, Blackberries, iPods, iPads, notebook computers, PDAs, headsets, remote-entry automobile key "fobs" or anything with a power plug or battery are not allowed within the Embassy grounds. The Embassy provides no storage facilities for such devices.
  • Large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages are not allowed within the Embassy grounds.
  • Visitors who do not follow these instructions will experience considerable delays at the security check point, which could result in the interview being cancelled.

In an emergency involving an American citizen in the United Kingdom, one can reach the Embassy during normal business hours and after hours, seven days a week, via the main Embassy telephone number: (0)20-7499-9000 (if dialing from the U.S.: 011-44-20-7499-9000). Please note that this number is NOT for visa inquiries.

The Embassy's Special Consular Services (SCS) unit provides a variety of emergency and non-emergency services to Americans in England and Wales. They visit Americans in jail, assist families and friends following the death of a US citizen loved one, offer help to US children and families involved in abduction, custody, support, and other cases, check on the welfare of US citizens in England and Wales, provide routine notary services (by appointment only), can help one register to vote in US elections, and can provide their citizens with information on safety and security in the United Kingdom.

The Passport services are provided for United States Citizens resident in England and Wales.  The section is open for appointments Monday to Friday mornings.

If applicant’s current US passport is being held by the UK Border Agency or a foreign Embassy for visa processing and he/she has urgent need of travel, the applicant can apply for an emergency temporary passport. As the temporary passport will not have any UK visas, the person must contact the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to find out if one can depart the United Kingdom whilst the visa application is being processed without forfeiting the application and, if so, what documentation he/she needs to take with him/her to legally return to the United Kingdom. Once the applicant has established that he/she may leave the United Kingdom without affecting the visa application, one may apply for an emergency temporary US passport.

US Passports that are damaged or in poor condition must be replaced, as they are no longer valid for travel. For security reasons, damaged passports may be retained by this office.  Please note that the damaged US passport is not proof of citizenship or identity. If the applicant’s US passport is damaged, he/she must apply for a new passport in person through a pre-arranged appointment. 

NOTE: There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship or birth registration.  These services are by appointment only. 

The Passport fee is a non-refundable processing fee and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.

Accepted payment methods are:

  • UK or US Credit card - Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diners Club, or Debit card - Visa or Mastercard only;
  • International Money Order to the exact US dollar amount made payable to the "United States Disbursing Officer";
  • Banker's Draft drawn in US dollars only on a bank in the United States made payable to the "United States Disbursing Officer" or
  • If applying for a service in person in London or Belfast cash - either dollars or UK sterling. Please note that US Consulate Edinburgh cannot accept cash payments.

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