Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom, May 11, 2021

U. S. Embassy London May 11, 2021   United Kingdom – Level 3: Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for …

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Travel Advisory: U.S. Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom, April 22, 2021

U. S. Embassy London April 22, 2021   United Kingdom – Level 4: Do Not Travel Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to terrorism. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19 page  before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel …

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CDC To Require Negative COVID Test From All Air Travelers Entering United States

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the U.S., including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents, to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.

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Georgia Special Election Voting Message

Voters in the State of Georgia have additional chances to make their voices heard this election cycle. The State of Georgia will hold two Special Elections runoffs for the state’s two U.S. Senate seats on January 5, 2021. Georgia will also hold a Special Election runoff to determine the U.S. Congressional Representative for Georgia’s 5th …

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COVID-19 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy London, United Kingdom – November 3, 2020

On October 31, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined new restrictions in response to the continuing spread of coronavirus. In light of the new restrictions, the U.S. Mission to the United Kingdom has reduced some routine in-person consular services

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Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee …

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What does Brexit hold for U.S. Companies in 2021?

The UK officially left the EU on January 31, 2020 and will end its transition period on December 31, 2020. Find out what you need to know to continue doing business after the transition. In addition to a market overview, topics will include travel and immigration, cross-border trade (U.S.-UK and UK–EU), and updates on potential …

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Medicare Cards with New ID Number – Registration Problems

MEDICARE CARDS WITH NEW ID NUMBER Federal Benefits Unit, London U.S. Embassy London   Posted January 27, 2019 by the Federal Befits/Social Security Office at the U.S. Embassy London. The Center for Medicare Services online registration process does NOT accept foreign postal codes. You can request a replacement Medicare Card through our office.  Please email  FBU.London@ssa.gov  as follows: Use a …

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Cultural Connections in Scotland

The following sites of interest are all in or around the city of Edinburgh and the region of Scotland. Other areas of interest include : Cultural Connections in London Cultural Connections in Northern Ireland Cultural Connections in Wales Alexander Graham Bell Birthplace The inventor of the (landline !) telephone was born in Edinburgh on 3rd March 1847. His family emigrated to Canada in 1870 and the following year …

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U.S. Government Shutdown – Embassy London is OPEN for Visa and Passport appointments

U.S. Embassy London December 22, 2018 The Federal Government of the United States of America is currently in a Lapse of Appropriations period starting Saturday, December 22, 2018. Scheduled passport and visas services, and emergency services for U.S. citizens, will continue at the U.S. Embassy London and our Consulates in Belfast and Edinburgh during the …

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We are holding another Auction!

The U.S. Embassy, London, United Kingdom is selling surplus property via web based online auction. The auction opens for bidding 08:00am GMT, Friday, December 07 and closes 4:00pm GMT, Friday, December 14, 2018. Surplus Property is being sold according to the regulations of the U.S. Department of State.  Each lot has an assigned unique number …

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Common Scams & How to Avoid Them

Scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to obtain personal details. There is no one group of people who are more likely to become a victim of a scam; all of us may be targeted by an elaborate scam at some point in time here in the United Kingdom.

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Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events. This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the …

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European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have …

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U.S. Citizens: Your Opportunity to Enroll in Global Entry for Expedited Immigration Clearance at U.S. Airports

If you travel regularly to the United States and would like to speed through airport immigration controls upon arrival, the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a special opportunity for U.S. citizens in the United Kingdom to enroll in Global Entry.  Global Entry is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection travel facilitation program that expedites …

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U.S. Government Exchange Program

On Thursday, January 15, seven Scottish athletes who participated on a U.S. Government exchange program met with Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement, and Mental Health at the Scottish Government to share their experiences with him.  The group also met the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Tricia Marwick MSP, …

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