A list of U.S. Government Agencies with a presence in the United Kingdom is shown below.
Not all Agencies listed below have an office within the U.S. Embassy London building.
The U.S. maintains two Consular presences in the U.K. in the form of Consulate General Belfast and Consulate General Edinburgh.
For a list of Senior Diplomats for the U.S. Mission please see our Embassy Offices and Mission Officers page.
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)
The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) is a small independent agency of the Executive Branch of the federal government responsible for commemorating the services of American Armed Forces where they have served since April 6, 1917 (the date of U.S. entry into World War I).
Commercial Service (CSUK)
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. The U.S. Commercial Service UK (CSUK) at the U.S. Embassy in London promotes exports of U.S. goods and/or services into the UK market and inward investment into the U.S.
CSUK provides a range of services and programs to help American companies export goods and services to the United Kingdom.
Consular Affairs (CA)
The mission of the Bureau of Consular Affairs is to protect the lives and interests of American citizens overseas and to strengthen U.S. border security. Consular work is about touching people’s lives in a thousand different ways every day.
We deal with events and issues that have a personal impact: birth, death, marriage, adoption, child custody, citizenship, and relocation to another country.
CA provides the passports that enable Americans to travel internationally and stands ready to lend a helping hand when citizens fall victim to crime, accident or illness in other countries, or just want to vote absentee.
Consular Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in London consists of the American Citizen Services section and the Visa section.
Customs & Border Protection (CBP)
With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.
As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
Defense Attaché (DAO)
The United States Defense Attaché Office (DAO) performs representational functions on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretaries of the Military Services, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chiefs of the U.S. Military Services and the Commander of European Command.
Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)
The Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) London office represents the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Working from the U.S. Embassy in London, its mission is to represent the interests of U.S. agriculture and promote the sale of American food and agricultural, fisheries and forestry products in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The Office provides trade services both for local companies seeking U.S. products and for U.S. companies wishing to develop markets in the UK and Ireland.
Homeland Security (DHS)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as part of a national effort to safeguard the United States against terrorism.
DHS Missions include preventing terrorism and enhancing security; managing our borders; administering immigration laws; securing cyberspace; and ensuring disaster resilience.
Homeland Security comprises several bureaus, thus:
- Customs and Border Protection (CBP) As the single unified border agency of the United States, the CBP mission is vitally important to the protection of America and the American people.
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Protects the Nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and publishing immigration service polices and priorities. The London USCIS office closed in 2020.
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Responsible for identifying and shutting down vulnerabilities in the nation’s border, economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
- U.S. Secret Service The Secret Service protects the President and Vice President, their families, heads of state, and other designated individuals; investigates threats against these protectees; protects the White House, Vice President’s Residence, Foreign Missions, and other buildings within Washington, D.C.; and plans and implements security designs for designated National Special Security Events.
The public DHS website is at https://www.dhs.gov
Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC)
The Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) is a joint service office assigned to facilitate U.S. government and industry national interests within the U.K. defense acquisition environment.
Public Affairs (PA)
Public diplomacy is the conduct of foreign relations directly with the average citizen of a country, rather than with officials of a country’s foreign ministry. Embassy London’s Public Affairs Section (PAS), with experienced and motivated American and local staff, builds public understanding and support in the UK for America’s goals in the world. Here where media is so dominant, we talk to Britain and the world via television, radio, newspapers, the web and social networking media.
Regional Media Hub
The London Regional Media Hub leads the engagement of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Public Affairs with the pan-Arab, Iranian and South Asian media based in the U.K.
The Hub takes advantage of London’s position as a global center for international media to arrange interviews for Arab, Iranian, and South Asian journalists with U.S. officials visiting or transiting the U.K.