From U.S. Citizen Services

Post for U.S. Citizens in the United Kingdom. All posts on this category can be found here.

Other popular topics are:

Passport & Citizenship

Safety & Security

Social Security

For emergency contact information please see the website of the U.S. Embassy in London.

Consular Affairs logo

Message for U.S. citizens

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the U.S. Embassy in London reminds U.S. citizens to review the Worldwide Caution, which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe.

Photo of visa pages in a passport

Elimination of Visa Page Inserts (VPI) outside the United States

As of January 1, 2016, Visa Page Inserts (VPI) will not be available for U.S. passports at Embassies and Consulates outside the United States.  To mitigate the impact of this coming change, the Department of State began issuing 52-page passport books in October 2014, which means more pages in every passport.  Embassy London will issue…

Consular Affairs Logo in Blue

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: What it Means for You

We have all seen the troubling images of thousands of refugees and migrants seeking entry to countries across Europe over the past weeks and months.  While the United States government works to support our European partners in addressing this crisis, we want to advise U.S. citizens living in or visiting Europe about the potential impact…

Consular Affairs Logo in Blue

Worldwide Caution from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

29 July 2015 – The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain…

Consular Affairs logo

Delays in visa and passport processing

London has begun printing nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. We are working as quickly as possible to clear the backlog of pending visa cases and hand your passport to the courier company for delivery. The approved courier will send a tracking message once it receives your passport. You should wait for that message. During this time,…

US passport photo

Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing

Due to a global systems issue affecting passport operations, there is currently a delay in the printing of U.S. passports that were approved at overseas passport facilities.  Applications accepted by the Passport Unit at this Embassy on or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay. If you applied for a U.S. passport during…

Consular Affairs logo with Social Media text

Social Media and the Consular Section

Are you following us on Twitter at @USAinUKCGCorner?  It’s just one of several ways in which we use social media to keep visa applicants and U.S. citizens informed about what is happening in the Consular Section in London.  If U have a Q + can ask it in 140 chars, tweet us.   The team is…

Passport pages covered in immigration stamps

U.S. Citizens traveling to South Africa

We would like to draw your attention to new requirements for children who are entering, transiting, or departing South Africa, which came into force on June 1. All children must travel with a birth certificate that shows the names of the child and the child’s parents.  Children who are traveling with only one parent, or…