U.S. Citizen Services in Edinburgh

Welcome to the U.S. Citizen Services Section of the Consulate General Edinburgh.  We provide all passport, citizenship and consular related services to U.S. citizens in Scotland.

Service Hours

Our regular business hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.  Please note that we are closed on U.S. and U.K. public holidays.

How to Book an Appointment in Edinburgh

Due to the ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh can provide emergency U.S. passport services only until further notice.

If you need to renew an adult passport, do not have confirmed travel within the next 3 weeks, and are eligible for passport renewal by-mail, you must follow the instructions at Adult Passport Renewal page, to submit your application by mail to Embassy London. Any applicants who meet the above criteria will not be considered for an in-person appointment.

If you need to apply for a passport and you have imminent confirmed travel (within the next 4 weeks), please email Edinburgh-Info@state.gov explaining your circumstances for advice.

For all other passport applications, we ask that you please bear with us and wait until routine services resume. We will resume services as soon as we can but we cannot provide a specific date at this time. We are closely reviewing the guidance of the U.S. and UK government and other key considerations, and the safety of Consulate staff and visitors is paramount.

For any other U.S. Citizen Service, please send an email to Edinburgh-Info@state.gov to book an appointment in advance. In the case of a genuine emergency involving a U.S. citizen outside normal business hours, please phone 020 7499 9000 if dialing from the UK , 011 44 207 499 9000 if dialing from the United States.

Routine notary services are suspended until further notice. If you are resident in Scotland and require notary services as a matter of urgency (e.g. financial or legal document(s) which if uncompleted would result in hardship), please email Edinburgh-Info@state.gov with details of the document(s) and the intended deadline for receipt in the U.S.

Out of Hours Emergency Contact Information

In the case of a genuine emergency involving a U.S. citizen outside of normal business hours, see Emergency Contact details.