Resources for U.S. Citizens

We are here to help U.S. citizens in distress in the UK. The following resources will help you find the specific information and contacts you need:

Arrest of a U.S. Citizen in the UK
Death of a U.S. Citizen in the UK
Emergency financial assistance
Legal services
Medical services/prescriptions
Notary services
Passports/Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)
Parental abduction of a U.S. Citizen child

Keep reading for more popular topics and guidance:

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1) How can I plan my trip to the United Kingdom and Europe?

If you’re planning a visit, here’s how to find out what you need to know about visas, Brexit, driving, tourism, traveling with animals, registering with the Embassy, and more. This includes information for unaccompanied minors and school groups.

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2) Can you help me with my UK visa or Leave To Remain (LTR) application?

Questions about your UK visa or LTR application or requests to remain in the United Kingdom? Here’s who to contact.

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3) I was stopped at the border/my travel was delayed. What should I do?

If you’ve been questioned or detained at a UK border, or your journey has been delayed by severe weather or an emergency, here’s what to do next.

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4) How can I apply for a copy of a certificate/replace a missing document?

Here’s how you can apply for a new U.S. passport or a copy of a marriage, birth or death certificate, CRBA, police certificate, or another official document or certificate.

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5) What do I need to know about marriage in the UK and the United States?

If you’re thinking about getting married in the UK or the United States, or you’re wondering if your marriage certificate will be recognized abroad, here’s what you need to know.

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6) Is a U.S. citizen in trouble or am I being scammed?

If you or someone you know has been contacted by a U.S. citizen in distress, here’s what to do. Unfortunately, scams are increasingly common so make sure you read our tips to help identify a scam in progress.

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7) What can I take or mail to the U.S. or UK?

If you’re planning a trip to the United Kingdom or the United States, or want to post items, here’s how to find out what food, medicine and other items you can take or mail and, importantly, what you can’t!

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8) How can I get help with my tax return?

If you need to file your taxes or have U.S. or UK tax or other financial questions, here’s who to contact.

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9) Where can I get my fingerprints taken?

If you need to have your fingerprints captured for employment or visa reasons, here’s how.

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10) I've been a victim of crime or I'm in danger. What should I do?

If you’ve experienced crime or feel threatened, here’s what to do next.

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11) What do I need to know about moving to and living in the UK?

If you are moving to the UK, here are resources to help you prepare and settle in.

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12) Do I need to notify the Embassy that I'm moving to the U.S.?

Here are some tips to help you prepare for your move back to the U.S.

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13) Can I tour the White House?

Wondering if you can visit the White House? We explain which tours are possible while you’re in Washington, D.C.

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14) What do I need to know about joining/being stationed with the military?

If you will be visiting or living in the UK as a member of the military, here’s how to find out what you need to know about visas, Standards of Forces Agreement (SOFA), and travel.

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15) How can I find a missing person or research family history?

If your ancestors were from the United Kingdom or the United States, or you are trying to trace long-lost relatives or friends, you can use these resources to help you search.

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16) Can you help me resolve a private dispute or consumer complaint?

If you’re in a dispute with a person or company based in the United Kingdom or the United States, here’s what you can do next.

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17) How can I learn about the U.S. flag?

If you’re studying American history, wondering about flag regulations or would like to own a U.S. flag, check out these resources.

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18) What resources are available to help with working/studying from home?

Check out these tips and resources to help you and your family while you’re staying at home in the UK.

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19) What happens at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General? Can I visit?

Wondering what the U.S. Embassy does and if you can visit? Find out here.