Contact The British Embassy In Washington, D.C.

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How to Contact the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

The British Embassy in Washington covers 5 American states:

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Delaware
  3. Maryland
  4. Virginia
  5. West Virginia

If you are not in these states, other service points can cater to your needs. 

How to Contact the British Consulate General in Washington, D.C.?

Address 3100 Massachusetts Ave


NW Washington DC

20008

USA

Email general.enquiries@britishcouncil.org
Phone +1 202-588-6500
Fax N/A
Office Hours Office Hours on Monday to Friday

9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Traveling to the UK during COVID-19

To travel to the UK, you must:

  1. Take a COVID-19 test and obtain proof of a negative result from a test taken in the 72 hours before departure time
  2. Complete a passenger locator form 48 hours before you arrive in the UK
  3. If you are entering from the US, you will not need to quarantine — book a Day 2 COVID-19 test in the UK for follow-up

Types of Visas

You will need a UK Visa if you intend to:

  • Work in the UK
  • Visit the UK for more than 6 months
  • Study in the UK
  • Visit or live with a partner or family member in the UK for an unspecified period of time

Common reasons why US citizens choose to obtain British Visas include:

Standard Visitor Visa

  • Tourism
  • Certain business activities like meetings
  • A short course of study
  • To take part in research
  • For medical reasons

Marriage Visitor Visa

  • You want to get married or register a civil partnership in the UK
  • You want to give notice for a marriage or civil partnership in the UK
  • You’re not planning to stay or settle in the UK after your marriage or civil partnership

Permitted Paid Engagement Visa

  • You are invited by a UK-based organization or client
  • You want to come to the UK to do specific paid work without having to be sponsored

Parent of a Student Visa

  • You are the only parent accompanying your child into the UK
  • You have enough money to support yourself and your child in the UK
  • You maintain your main home outside of the UK
  • You plan to leave the UK when your visa expires

Visa to Pass Through the UK in Transit

  • You are in transit to another country with enough money to fund international travel

If Visiting the UK, You Can’t:

When visiting the UK, you cannot:

  • Do paid or unpaid work for a UK company or as a self-employed person
  • Live in the UK for long periods of time through frequent visits
  • Claim public funds (benefits)
  • Do a course of study that lasts longer than 6 months
  • Marry or register a civil partnership or give notice of marriage or civil partnership

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