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Updated 21 May 2015

U.S. Embassy, London

Mailing Address
24 Grosvenor Square
London, W1K 6AH
United Kingdom

Physical Address (GPS & Google maps)
24 Grosvenor Square
London, W1A 2LQ
United Kingdom

Switchboard: [44] (0)20-7499-9000

U.S. Visa Information and Appointment Services

Information concerning visas and immigration to the United States, including information on visa free travel under the Visa Waiver Program is available from the visa pages of this website.

Appointments for visitor or other temporary visas can be scheduled online at:

You may also schedule an appointment through the call center:

Callers within the United Kingdom:

   Callers from within the UK should dial 020-3608-6998

Callers from the United States:

   Callers from within the U.S. should dial 170-3543-9334

Click here for further information and link to the visa contact page.

American citizen emergencies

Twenty-four hour assistance is available for genuine emergencies at [+44] (20) 7499-9000.

Passport & Citizenship Unit
(Who is this?)

Telephone  [44] (20) 7499-9000 and follow the prompts
Recorded information available 24 hours/day, seven days/week, at [44] (20) 7499-9000
Email:  Passport FAQS and Contact Form

Special Consular Services Unit (Who is this?)

Contact us for deaths, arrests and welfare/whereabouts inquiries:

Telephone  [44] (20) 7499-9000 and follow the prompts
Recorded information available 24 hours/day, seven days/week, at [44] (20) 7499-9000
Fax [44] (20) 7495-5012
Email:  Please use our Contact Form

Commercial Service (Who is this?)

Business advice for U.S. exporters and UK importers of American products is available as follows:

Information Resource Center (Who is this?)

The Information Resource Center provides research services available to U.K. print and broadcast media, government departments and academics.  Please email your enquiry to
Please note: The Information Resource Centre is unable to and therefore will not reply to visa related enquiries.  

Office Hours

All offices are closed on Saturday, Sunday, and American and British Holidays.

Embassy operating hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, but some Sections and Agencies within the Embassy may differ.

The U.S. Consulate General, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The consulate website is at
Consul General in Belfast: Gregory S. Burton

U.S. Consulate General, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Danesfort House
223 Stranmillis Road
Belfast BT9 5GR

Phone: [44] (0)28 9038-6100
Fax: [44] (0)28 9068-1301

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Consulate is not open for walk-in visa enquiries.  All offices are closed on Saturday, Sunday, and American, British and Northern Irish holidays. In case of an emergency involving a U.S. citizen outside of office hours, refer to our emergency contact page.

Visa Information
The Consulate is not open for walk-in visa enquiries.  Please do not call the above number for visa information.  Instead please see our Visa Contact page.

For business advice, please contact the U.S. Commercial Service London.

U.S. Policy
For policy materials, see Policy Issues: Northern Ireland

The U.S. Consulate General, Edinburgh, Scotland

The consulate website is
Principal Officer: Zoja D. Bazarnic

U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh
3 Regent Terrace
Scotland, EH7 5BW

Phone:  [44] (0)131 556-8315
Fax: [44] (0)131 557-6023


The Consulate has an email information page for persons residing in Scotland or Americans traveling to Scotland in the near future or to sign up for Announcements

Hours of Operation
Open for application processing and services Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Non-emergency services are provided by appointment only.  If you arrive at the Consulate without an appointment you may be turned away. If you require emergency services outside our service hours please call 0131-556-8315 or e-mail . The Consulate is closed on Saturday, Sunday, and all American and local Scottish holidays.

Visa information
The U.S. Consulate in Edinburgh does NOT process any type of immigrant or non-immigrant visas. We cannot accept telephone or e-mail inquiries about visas, work permits, green cards, or immigration. The American Embassy in London handles visa processing for Scotland. Further information may be obtained from American Embassy London Visa Services

The American Embassy Welsh Affairs Office, Cardiff

The Virtual Presence Post website is

The Cardiff Office is unable to provide information about visas, or consular services for American citizens. Enquirers should visit the Visa Services and the American Citizen Services pages of the U.S. Embassy London website.

 [44] (0)29-2002-6419 (Cardiff)
 [44] (0)20-7499-9000  (London)

Fax:  [44] (0)20-2894-0177


U.S. Embassies & Consulates Worldwide

A list of websites for U.S. Embassies, Missions and Consulates is maintained by the U.S. Department of State at


This site is administered by the Public Affairs Section at the American Embassy in London on behalf of the American Embassy.

If you wish to report errors in this web site direct your email to (not for for visa enquiries)

There is at present no general embassy email address; nor is there an email address for visa enquiries. 
Please do not use the above email address for visa enquiries

Embassy Location Map

  • Link to map of the U.S.  Embassy London

    Click for larger map

    Using a GPS or Google Maps?
    To reach the U.S. Embassy when using a GPS you must use the postcode W1A 2LQ.  Any other postcode will lead you to a post office sorting station!

    The Embassy is located on Grosvenor Square which is in Mayfair. If you are traveling by London Underground, take the Central Line to Bond Street or Marble Arch. If approaching the Embassy from Oxford Street, walk down North Audley Street, which is the street opposite the Marble Arch Marks & Spencer’s store and Selfridges.  Access to the Embassy is via the Security Checkpoint.

    Disabled Access: Those requiring assistance should make themselves known to the security guards at the gate.

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