US Embassy in London

29 July 2018

The United States Embassy in London represents America’s interest in the United Kingdom. They are here to help you but they cannot help you if you perform a criminal act. If you plan an extended stay or are working in the UK you may want to register with them. Trusted family members or friends at home should have your travel plans and information on your hotel(s) and this contact information. Web:
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US Embassy Physical Location

Physical Address
Embassy of the United States of America
33 Nine Elms Lane
London SW11 7US

this link for the Embassy’s website.

Calling the Embassy from the UK
Phone: 020 7499 9000 from within the UK (Connects to the switchboard)
Consular fax: 020-7495-5012 from within the UK
US Customs at the US Embassy: 020 7499 1212 from within the UK

Calling the Embassy from the US
Phone: 011 44 20 7499 9000 from the states (Connects to the switchboard)
Consular fax from the United States: 011-44-20-7495-5012

In the case of a life or death emergency involving a United States citizen call 20 7499 9000 (whilst in the UK), Calling from the US as directed above. It has prompts.
A Consular Duty Officer is available 24 hours a day.
If immediate emergency help is needed in the UK, call 999.

Security is strict and entering the embassy has special requirements. Make your request to the security people outside the embassy. No electronic devices are permitted in the building. No cell (mobile) phones, iPads, iPhones, Blackberries, laptops or PDA devices, to name a few. Large luggage or bags should be avoided. The embassy website has more. The U.S. government website has a lot of information posted. It would be a good idea to browse through it. The embassy is surrounded by added security and some entrances may have been moved since 9/11. You should call ahead if you need to stop in as they have normal business hours. All cab drivers know the way and will get you there quickly.

US Government phone numbers

All of the following numbers are within the United States.
887 487-2778 National Passport Information Center
202 955-0430 Lost or Stolen passport
888 407 4747 Overseas Citizen’s Service & Office of Children’s Issues

Calling from outside the US

202 501-4444 Overseas Citizen’s Service & Office of Children’s Issues

Passport Information

See the Before You Pack and Day-to-Day sections of this guide for more information. The Day-to-Day section has information should your passport be lost or stolen.

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

STEP is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. The purpose of this program is to notify US citizens in the event of a disaster, emergency or other crisis, and for evacuation coordination.