The British Consulate General in New York maintains and develops 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.
Our services involve 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 New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Fairfield County in Connecticut.
Flight schedules to the UK have reduced significantly and many services are cancelled. JFK and Newark airports are 2 of the 13 funnel airports in the US permitted to operate services to and from the UK after 16 March. However customers should expect significantly reduced schedules from these airports too.
Contact your airline as soon as possible to ensure you can make appropriate arrangements for your departure.
Find out more on the USA travel advice.
For UK citizens in New York you should follow the guidance issued by State and local authorities:
- New York State updates
- New York City updates
- New Jersey updates
- Pennsylvania updates
- Fairfield, CT updates
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
If you’re in New York and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
If you’re in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Fairfield County in Connecticut and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +1 212 745 0200.
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.
We also provide services in: