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


For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Emergency travel documents

Information on getting an emergency travel document if your passport is lost or stolen while abroad.

Passport renewal

For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note that our embassy and consulates are not authorised to respond to individual enquiries about passport applications.

Travel Advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Notarial and documentary services

Information about official documents, certificates and letters available at our offices in the US.

Consular fees

Information on the current cost of fee-bearing services.

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

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UK Government Office Seattle

The Westin Building
2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2600

Seattle WA 98121

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

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