Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022

Absentee Voting Week is October 1-8, 2022. Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In some states voter registration and ballot request deadlines for the November 2022 are as early as October 5.  Whether you are a first-time voter or …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Closures Related to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on Monday, September 19, 2022

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Closures Related to Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on Monday, September 19, 2022 (September 16, 2022) Location:  United Kingdom In observance of the State Funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and resulting UK bank holiday, many shops, pharmacies, groceries, and other food outlets will be closed …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services, Including Visa, Passport and Citizenship Services, Temporarily Unavailable on Monday, September 19, 2022

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Consular Services, Including Visa, Passport and Citizenship Services, Temporarily Unavailable on Monday, September 19, 2022. The U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulates General in Belfast and Edinburgh will be closed on Monday, September 19, 2022, due to the bank holiday announced for the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Edinburgh Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable (September 12-16, 2022)

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Passport and Citizenship Services Temporarily Unavailable (September 12-16) Location:  Scotland, United Kingdom The U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh will be closed for passport and citizenship services for the week commencing Monday, September 12; for urgent passport or citizenship needs during this week please contact the U.S. Embassy London by  LondonPassports@state.gov . Normal consular …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: July Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2022 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2022 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2022.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy London

Location:  Countrywide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .​​ Actions to Take: Travelers should AVOID : Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions. Contact with dead or live wild animals such as small mammals including rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Online Fee Payments Now Accepted for Adult U.S. Passport Renewal Applications

U. S. Embassy London 01/31/2022   ANNOUNCEMENT: Online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications are now accepted in the UK. Paying online allows U.S. citizens to submit their applications via mail without needing to obtain a postal money order or bank draft or having to appear in person at the U.S. Embassy. Qualifying …

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Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world!

U. S. Embassy London January 28, 2022   Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state. Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register. Go to FVAP.gov to connect to …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Disruptions in Glasgow and Edinburgh During COP26

Location:  Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) will take place in Glasgow October 31-November 12, 2021.  This may cause disruptions in transportation and other routine public services throughout the Glasgow and Edinburgh metropolitan areas.  Large protests are expected to take place throughout the duration of the conference.  U.S. Consulate …

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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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COVID-19 Information

The information on this page was correct as of August 23, 2022 at 10:00 GMT. ** Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the …

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The 2020 U.S. Election is just a few days away!

The 2020 U.S. Election is just days away!  Election day is November 3, 2020! Remember, U.S. embassies and consulates are NOT polling places. This means that you should not come to the Embassy in London or the Consulates in Belfast or Edinburgh on November 3 to cast your vote. Click here to visit our website  for information about using international airmail, the Federal …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy United Kingdom – August 28, 2020

U. S. Embassy London August 28, 2020   Location Central London, United Kingdom Event Scheduled and pop-up demonstrations as well as counter-protests are being planned for August 29 to September 1, 2020 across the United Kingdom. The majority will be focused in central London but may occur without warning in cities throughout the UK or …

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Voting in the 2018 U.S. House and Senate Elections

Your Vote Counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot …

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US Citizens Voting in 2018 Elections

 VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided  by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited Consular Services from December 15-18, 2017

Consular services at the U.S. Embassy in London and the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh will be severely limited from Friday, December 15 through Monday, December 18, 2017, due to maintenance of our computer systems. During this time, the consular sections in London and Edinburgh will be unable to issue U.S. passports, even in emergency …

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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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Register and Request Your Ballot for 2017 Elections, including Special Elections

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance …

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The 2016 U.S. Election is just a few days away!

The 2016 U.S. Election is just a few days away. This is a reminder that the U.S. Embassy is NOT a polling place; do not come to the U.S. Embassy on Election Day (November 8) to cast your vote. If you are still looking to vote in this year’s election, it may not be too …

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Are you an Overseas Voter who has yet to vote? It is not too late!

With less than 30 days to Election day you can still have a say in who is elected! If you haven’t received your absentee ballot, use the FWAB backup ballot at go.usa.gov/xk9ER If you need further information, this handy FWAB overview, explains the process. Click here for further information.  

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What if I have not received my absentee ballot by mid-October?

If you don’t receive your absentee ballot by mid-October, you may wish to instead submit a Federal Write-In Ballot (or “FWAB”), which can be printed from the FVAP website. If you submit a FWAB and then receive your state ballot, go ahead and submit the state ballot as well, and if local officials receive both, …

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When should I request and submit my absentee ballot?

Each state has its own deadlines for registering to vote, requesting absentee ballots, and sending completed absentee ballots, both for the primary and general election. Using the FVAP state-by-state guidance, you can find your state’s deadlines and the necessary forms for registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot. We recommend submitting your request and …

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How do I submit my registration, ballot request, and absentee ballot?

All states will accept these documents by mail; Royal Mail offers convenient, affordable mailing options to the United States with 5-7 day delivery times. You may also drop off any of these items at the U.S. Embassy in London in a completed, postage-paid envelope (available under “Downloadable Election Materials” on the FVAP homepage). You can …

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Can I vote in the 2016 U.S. federal elections and in which state should I register to vote?

Most Americans living abroad should be able to vote in U.S. federal elections in 2016. Voting is coordinated through state authorities, so overseas voters need a connection of some kind with a U.S. state in order to vote. To vote from overseas you will have to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and submit …

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Last Call for Voting in the U.S. Election!

With Election Day on November 8, time is running short to request an absentee ballot if you have not already done so. It can take a while for your request to reach local election officials in the United States and for them to process your request, so don’t wait until the last minute. Please refer …

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How do I submit my registration, ballot request, and absentee ballot?

All states will accept these documents by mail; Royal Mail offers convenient, affordable mailing options to the United States with 5-7 day delivery times.  You may also drop off any of these items at the U.S. Embassy in London in a completed, postage-paid envelope (available under “Downloadable Election Materials” on the FVAP homepage). Some states …

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When should I request and submit my absentee ballot?

Each state has its own deadlines for registering to vote, requesting absentee ballots, and sending completed absentee ballots, both for the primary and general election. Using the FVAP state-by-state guidance, you can find your state’s deadlines and the necessary forms for registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot.

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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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