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