The British Consulate General in Boston maintains and develops relations between the UK and the USA.

Our staff are currently working remotely as our building is closed. When calling, you may therefore hear a message stating that our offices are closed. However, we are available 24/7. If in need of urgent assistance, please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British national’ to speak to an officer.

Our services involve working 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.

Find out more on our USA and the UK news page

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut (except Fairfield County).

You can access UK government services while in the USA.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in the USA, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in the USA during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online

If you’re in Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +1 617 245 4500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in the USA.

We also provide services in:

Our people

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British Consulate General Boston

One Broadway
Cambridge MA 02142
USA

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-boston

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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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Passport enquiries

Service not offered in Boston.
Her Majesty's Passport Office is the sole issuer of British passports and handles all enquiries relating to passport enquiries.

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