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.

You can access UK government services while in the USA.

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.

Urgent assistance

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

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 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.

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

  • Andrew Whittaker

    British Consul General in San Francisco

  • Robin Twyman

    Consul (Business and Government Affairs) at UK Government Office in Seattle

Contact us

British Consulate General San Francisco

1 Sansome Street, Suite 850
San Francisco CA 94104
USA

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UK Government Office Seattle

The Westin Building
2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 2600

Seattle WA 98121
USA

The UK Government Office in Seattle works to promote business, economic and political ties with Washington State.

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Passport enquiries

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

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