British Consul General in San Francisco
We maintain and develop relations between the UK and the USA. The British Consulate General in San Francisco provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Northern California, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.
Our work 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.
If you’re in Northern California, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington or Wyoming and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +1 415 617 1300. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in the USA, call 020 7008 1500.
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 due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
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.
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to book an appointment for an emergency travel document in San Francisco
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:
Consul (Business and Government Affairs) at UK Government Office in Seattle
British Consulate General San Francisco
1 Sansome Street, Suite 850
San Francisco CA 94104
Telephone: +1 415 617 1300
UK Government Office Seattle
The Westin Building
2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2600
Seattle WA 98121
Telephone: +1 206 441 7144
The UK Government Office in Seattle works to promote business, economic and political ties with Washington State.Access and opening times