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  • Changes to Passport Rules for Young People
    British Embassy, 7/29/2008
  • Renewing a passport which has been expired for more than ten years
    British Embassy, Washington, 7/15/2008
  • Photo Standards
    British Embassy, 7/1/2021
  • Urgent Passport Applications
    British Embassy, 4/1/2021
  • Passport Fees
    British Embassy, Washington, 3/31/2008

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    Welcome to the Consular and Passport Services section of the website. In this section, you will find information about applying for or renewing a British passport and about the birth registration/services we provide for British citizens in the USA.  Please click on the boxes to the left or use the links above to navigate to the information you require.

    On April 1 2008 the new Consular Fee Table was introduced.  Passport fees have been frozen across the board. However, in order to keep costs down from April 1 2008 no refunds will be issued for unsuccessful or fraudulent passport applications.

    Previously British Citizens entitled to UK passports were subsidising time spent by staff dealing with spurious, fraudulent and ineligible applications.  This will now cease, and everyone will pay the fee.

    Passport application forms are free of charge.
    It is not necessary for British Nationals/Citizens living or working in the US to register with the Embassy or their local Consulate General.

    British passports are issued by the British Embassy in Washington D.C.

    Completed applications should be sent, or brought in, to the Passport Office at the address below:

    Passport Office
    British Embassy
    19 Observatory Circle, NW
    Washington, DC 20008

    Consular services for British nationals in distress are provided by our posts in Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta and Orlando.

    We have been advised from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that Temporary Passports issued on or after the 26 Oct 2020 are exempt from electronic chip requirements for the purpose of visa free travel to or through the US.

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