Passport Services

Due to reduced staffing the U.S. Embassy in London is currently providing emergency services only until further notice.

Full validity passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad are not currently available due to the temporary suspension of operations at printing centers in the United States. Given the ongoing situation, we do not have an estimate for when regular passport operations will resume.  If you have previously applied for a passport or citizenship service, you should expect significant delays.

If you have not yet submitted an application and you do not have urgent travel plans, please do not mail new applications to the Embassy until standard operations have resumed. We are not currently scheduling appointments for routine applications that require in-person appearances.  We are not able to provide a timeframe for when normal services will resume. Please continue to monitor the Embassy’s website for updates.

If you have an urgent need to travel for which you require a U.S. passport we may be able to assist with issuing a limited-validity emergency passport.  Due to the volume of inquiries we are currently receiving we ask that you contact us seven days in advance of confirmed travel. Please click here to visit our Frequently Asked Questions for further details and information about how to contact us.

Welcome to the Passport & Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy London. We provide services for United States Citizens in England and Wales. We are open for appointments Monday to Friday mornings. The Unit is closed to the public on U.S. and U.K. public holidays.

If you are in Northern Ireland or Scotland, please use the links below for information about passport services. For post specific information, including opening hours for U.S. Consulate General Edinburgh or Consulate General Belfast, please visit their website.

Please note:  There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship or birth registration.  These services are by appointment only.

If you are travelling within the next 2 business days, please see ” Emergency Passports” below under “Apply for a Passport”.

Many countries have passport validity requirements. Before travelling we recommend you visit the Department of State website  to ensure that your passport is valid for travel to all countries you will visit.

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