The British Consulate General in Los Angeles maintains and develop relations between the UK and the USA.

Our staff are currently working remotely. 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.

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.

Find out more on our USA and the UK news page.

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Utah, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.

You can access UK government services while in the USA.

UK Government Office in San Diego

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

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 Los Angeles and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.

If you’re in Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Utah, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands or American Samoa and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +1 310 789 0031.

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

  • Michael Howells

    British Consul General in Los Angeles

  • David Pasquini

    Consul (Business and Government Affairs) at UK Government Office in San Diego

Contact us

British Consulate General Los Angeles

2029 Century Park East, Suite 1350
Los Angeles CA 90067
USA

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

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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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Passport enquiries

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

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