The British Consulate General in Los Angeles represents the UK government in southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Utah, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.

We have had consular representation in Los Angeles since the nineteenth century, and UK ties with the region are deep and extensive. Our work involves handling a wide range of political, commercial, cultural, security and economic interests to the UK and our region. The consulate also provides consular assistance to British nationals who live or visit our area of coverage.

Our Services

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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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, if you are traveling before the next available online appointment, if 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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USA Consular Fees

Details of Consular Fees. Fees for consular services are paid at the Embassy/Consulate by Visa/MasterCard in local currency on the day of the application.

List of lawyers

A list of lawyers is available for British nationals who need legal advice. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Consulate or the UK government.

Prisoner pack

We provide information on the legal and prison system to British nationals who are detained.

Medical Facilities and Practitioners

In any major city in the US there are a number of pharmacies offering commonly used medication and available advice from pharmacists. In every major city in the US there are also large numbers of hospitals and urgent care locations available for visitors. A general guide to who may be able to help you with medical service in the USA can be accessed under the Health section of our Travel Advice page.

Bereavement Guide

The Bereavement Guide provides information to assist those bereaved following the death of a British national in the USA.

Funeral Directors

The number of funeral directors in the USA is massive and they will all universally use English as their main language. This list of English speaking funeral directorsmay be able to help you with funeral service.

Please note that this information is being provided on the understanding that we do not assume or undertake any legal responsibility to you, or those affected, if you choose to take this information into account when receiving medical assistance. Further and alternatively, we cannot accept any liability to any person or company for any financial loss or damage arising from the use of this information or from any failure to give information.

Services not offered in Los Angeles 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, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

Our people

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British Consulate General Los Angeles

2029 Century Park East, Suite 1350
Los Angeles CA 90067

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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 Los Angeles.

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