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3100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 588 7800 

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    Click here for a tour of the British Ambassador's residence

    What does the British Ambassador do?

    The British Ambassador is HM The Queen's and government's representative in the US and is responsible for the direction and work of the Embassy and its Consulates. His tasks are to present British policies to the American Government and to Americans, to report and explain American policies and views to his own Government in London, and to promote British interests. He is also responsible for press and cultural relations and for visa and consular services. He is based at the British Embassy in Washington but travels regularly throughout the 50 States.

    Sir Nigel Sheinwald is Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United States.

    What does the British Embassy do?

    The Embassy and our other posts in the US work to develop and sustain the important and long-standing relationship between the UK and the USA. This involves dealing with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and the US. Find more information on the work of the Embassy.

    What do British Consulates do?

    British Consulates help to promote trade and investment between Britain and the USA. They also keep the Ambassador in touch with political, economic and other developments in their Consular districts. The Consuls are also responsible for the consular protection of British nationals who are temporary residents in, or visitors to, their consular district. Locate your nearest Consulate.

    Current Vacancies

    Ever wanted to work for a foreign embassy?  Find out about the current vacancies at the British Embassy.

    British Interests outside Washington are represented by:

    Consulates General in:
    Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, MiamiNew York, San Francisco

    Consulates in:
    Denver, Orlando

    Honorary Consuls

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