The British Consulate General in San Francisco represents the UK government in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. 

This 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.

UK Government Office in Seattle

The UK Government Office in Seattle works to promote business, economic and political ties with Washington State. Consular issues, such as emergency travel documents and support for British nationals, are managed by the British Consulate General in San Francisco.

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 .

Find out more about the assistance we provide

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.

Make an appointment in San Francisco for this service

Notarial and documentary services

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

Make an appointment in San Francisco for this service

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.

Bereavement Guide

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

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

Our people

  • Priya Guha

    British Consul General in San Francisco

  • Robin Twyman

    Consul (Business and Government Affairs) at UK Government Office in Seattle

Contact us

British Consulate General San Francisco

1 Sansome Street, Suite 850
San Francisco CA 94104
USA

Access and opening times

UK Government Office Seattle

The Westin Building
2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2600

Seattle WA 98121
USA

The UK Government Office in Seattle works to promote business, economic and political ties with Washington State.

Access and opening times