Embassy of the United Kingdom in Washington


The British Embassy in the United States is a bilateral mission in Washington and promotes British interests in the United States. The embassy of the United Kingdom also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of the United States. The British Embassy in Washington is headed by Sir Nigle Elon Sheinwald - Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States.


British Embassy in Washington, the United States 3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington D.C. 20008 United States


(+1) (202) 588 6500


(+1) (202) 588 7870





Sir Nigle Elon Sheinwald - Ambassador

Office Hours:


Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in the United States require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the British embassy in Washington you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for the United Kingdom

For all British visa related matters contact the embassy in Washington before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (ukinusa.fco.gov.uk ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+1) (202) 588 6500 or email

Consulates of the United Kingdom in the United States

Next to the embassy in Washington there could be additional British consulates located in the United States.

Please check below for the locations of the British consulates in the United States.

British Consulates in the United States

Next to the embassy in Washington, the United Kingdom has consulates in the following cities: Anchorage, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and St Louis

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the British Embassy in Washington offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from United States to United Kingdom as wel as for British citizens in United States. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, British nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.