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  • President Barack Obama reflects after laying a wreath at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., on Memorial Day, May 31, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    U.S. Memorial Day Holiday

    25 May 2015 - The Memorial Day holiday celebrated by Americans on the last Monday of May represents for many the unofficial beginning of summer. But most will pause at some point to recall the holiday’s true purpose: honoring those who died defending their nation.

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  • The White House released a report detailing the National Security implications of a changing climate.

    U.S. National Security and Climate Change

    20 May 2015 - The White House released a new report on the national security implications of climate change and how the Federal Government is rising to the challenge.

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  • Ambassador Barzun with First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones (Embassy photo)

    Ambassador Barzun Visits Wales

    20 May 2015 - During his visit to Cardiff today, Ambassador Barzun met First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones (via

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  • The International Telecommunication Union was founded 150 years ago, with the signing of the International Telegraph Convention on 17 May 1865.

    Kerry on 150 Years of the ITU

    16 May 2015 - The International Telecommunication Union was founded 150 years ago, with the signing of the International Telegraph Convention on 17 May 1865.

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  • The theme for the USA Pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015 is American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet.

    USA at Expo Milano 2015

    06 May 2015 - The USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 showcases the U.S. as an innovator, not only in the food sector, but also in many aspects of culture, science and business.

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    Instagram - U.S. Embassy London

    29 April 2015 - The official Instagram account for the U.S. Embassy London. Follow us for behind the scenes images from life @USAinUK in London – and beyond.  Follow us! »

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    National Teacher of the Year 2015

    28 April 2015 - The National Teacher of the Year (NTOY) Program began in 1952 and continues as the oldest, most prestigious national honors program that focuses public attention on excellence in teaching. Each April, the NTOY is introduced to the American people by the President of the United States.  Read the full post »

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    Procedures for the June 2015 Foreign Service Officer Test

    02 April 2015 -The State Department is continuing a pilot program to offer the Foreign Service Officer Test at Pearson Professional Centers in 23 locations. Test candidates will not come to the embassy/consulate/AIT to take the June 2015 FSOT. Instead, the test will be administered at a Pearson Professional Center.   Read more »

  • US Ambassador Matthew Barzun
    Live at Leeds and across Britain, a new Diplomacy is emerging

    03 March - "Just as in politics and entertainment, the rules of diplomacy have changed. The forces that influence attitudes are no longer centrally controlled, and opinions are formed through an array of social interactions and media. We have to inspire people who share our enthusiasm. As true believers in the indispensable role our special relationship plays on the world stage, we at the embassy are not waiting for our audience to come to us."   Read full post »

  • Embassy Science Officer blogs on World Wildlife Day
    Embassy Science Officer on World Wildlife Day

    03 March - Today is the second annual World Wildlife Day. Around the world, wildlife trafficking is a growing crisis and is threatening the existence of pangolins, elephants, rhinos and other wildlife.   Read more... »

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    Preparing for the 2015 U.S. Tax Filing Season

    06 February - ALL U.S. citizens and resident aliens must file a U.S. individual income tax return, even if they permanently live outside the United States and may not owe any tax because of income exclusion or tax credit. The due date for filing is April 15th, 2015.  Read more... »

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    Thinking About Working in the United States?

    04 February - In 2014, Embassy London issued over 36,000 employment based Nonimmigrant Visas. There are several different types of employment based visas available, make sure you select the right visa for your intended activity in the U.S.  Read more »

  • Worldwide Caution from the U.S. Department of State
    Worldwide Caution from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

    09 January 2015 - The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness.  Full text on »

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Embassy Holiday Closure

  • The U.S. Embassy in London is closed.

    The U.S. Embassy in London will be CLOSED on Monday, 25th May for the  U.S. Memorial Day holiday.

    We are always available in case of an emergency involving an American in distress in the UK via the Embassy telephone number: from the U.S., dial 011-44-20-7499-9000; from within the UK, dial 020-7499-9000

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