British Consul General in New York
The British Consulate General in New York City represents the UK government in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Fairfield County in Connecticut.
This involves handling a wide range of political, commercial, cultural, security and economic interests to the UK and our region. We also provide consular assistance to British nationals who live in or visit our area of coverage.
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.
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.
Notarial and documentary services
A limited range of services relating to official documents, certificates, and letters are available from this location.
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.
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.
The Bereavement Guide provides information to assist those bereaved following the death of a British national in the USA.
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 New York but available elsewhere
Check if you need a visa for the United Kingdom and apply to UK Visas and Immigration.
Find out how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport from Her Majesty’s Passport Office.
Births, deaths and marriages
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
British Consulate General New York
845 Third Avenue
New York NY 10022
Telephone: +1 212 745 0200