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Living in the UK

Our Guidebook to Living and Traveling in the United Kingdom (PDF - 1.4Mb) is designed to assist U.S. citizens with a variety of administrative and personal matters.  The Guidebook is a 165-page Adobe PDF document and requires the free Acrobat Reader software. 

In addition, we have the following resources to assist U.S. citizens in England and Wales.  We hope that you find the information useful.  

If you do not have the Acrobat Reader software installed, you can download it for free.


The Law Society of England and Wales maintains lists of solicitors on its website.  You may search by name, location and field of practice.  This can be particularly helpful if you need a solicitor outside the London area or one who specializes in a particular area of law.  The website also provides general guidance on common legal issues such as UK divorce, wills, probate and personal injury claims:


Education and Organizations

STEP Program

  • Our free app for smartphones
    Smart Traveler
    The Department of State's App for iPhone and Android, Smart Traveler, invites you to see the world with easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel
    alerts, travel warnings, maps, U.S. embassy locations, and more. Click here to get it !
  • Safer Traveller Enrollment Program

    If you are a U.S. Citizen currently traveling abroad, you may wish to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.  You can do so through the Department of State's STEP system.