The British Consulate General in Boston represents the UK government in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut (except Fairfield County).

This involves work across political, commercial, security and economic areas of interest to the UK and New England states. The consulate provides consular assistance to British nationals in the New England region.

Services available by appointment

If you or someone you know is in urgent need of consular assistance, or if you have lost your passport and are due to travel in the next 24 hours, please call us for immediate advice and assistance. If you’re in the UK and a friend or relative needs our help overseas, please call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London for practical support and advice.

Support for British nationals

We offer assistance following the death, hospitalisation, arrest, or other serious incident involving a British national,and provide information on local lawyers and prisons.

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Passport extensions

We may be able to extend the validity of your current British passport in certain circumstances.

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Emergency travel documents for British nationals

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document (ETD) if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

You can apply for an ETD if you’re a British national outside the UK and your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged, or expired. It doesn’t guarantee entry to every country; read what an ETD does and what you need to provide to get one. Please call us as soon as possible if: you are due to travel within the next 24 hours, or you have never held a British passport, or if you are applying on behalf of a child.

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Notarial and documentary services

A limited range of services relating to official documents, certificates, and letters are available from this location.

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Services not offered in Boston but available elsewhere

Visa enquiries

Check if you need a visa for the United Kingdom and apply to UK Visas and Immigration.

Passport renewal

Find out how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport from Her Majesty’s Passport Office.

Births, deaths and marriages

Find out how to register a birth or death overseas, and documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Travel Advice

For information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, including details of entry requirements and local laws and customs, see our travel advice for the USA.

Living in the USA

For information on how to access services not provided by the embassy or consulates , such as healthcare and education, see our guide to living in the USA

Other locations in the USA

We have a network of offices throughout the country. Find out what services are available in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

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British Consulate General Boston

One Broadway
Cambridge MA 02142
USA

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Press Enquiries

Our press and public affairs officers answer media enquiries about the UK government and the work of the British Consulate General Boston.

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