Essential Contacts for Americans in the UK
Please pay special attention to the Emergency Number. In the UK it is NOT 911. Use 999
(the one most British people know).
Fire, Police, Ambulance 999
NON-EMERGENCY POLICE CONTACT
If you need to contact UK police on a non-emergency matter, call 101
MEDICAL ADVICE LINE
The NHS offers non-emergency medical help by telephone. Phone: 111
The NHS website is http://www.nhs.uk
(NB the previous NHS Direct service was closed in 2014.)
Direct Dial Code, US 001
Direct Dial Code, Canada 001
Direct Dial Code, Germany 00 49
Operator Assistance, UK 100
Operator Assistance, International 155
Telephone Repairs 151
International Directory Assistance 153
London Underground 020 7222 1234
National Rail Enquiries 08457 4849 50
National Bus Service 0990 808080
UNITED STATES EMBASSY
33 Nine Elms Lane
Switchboard: +44 (0)20 7499 9000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7894 0020
The US Consulate General, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Consul General in Belfast: James Lawton
US Consulate General, Belfast, Northern Ireland
223 Stranmillis Road
Phone: +44 (0)28 9038 6100
Fax:  (0)28 9068 1301
For after-hours emergencies: +44 (0)2890 386104
Hours of Operation:
Please note that the US Consulate in Northern Ireland is not open for walk-in enquiries. Normal hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. All offices are closed on Saturday, Sunday, and all US UK, and Northern Irish public holidays.
The US Consulate General, Edinburgh, Scotland
Principal Officer: Susan A Wilson
3 Regent Terrace
Phone: +44 (0)131 556-8315
Fax: +44 (0)131 557-6023
For after-hours emergencies for American Citizens please
phone the main US Embassy switchboard: +44 (0)20 7499 9000
Hours of Operation:
Please note that the US Consulate in Edinburgh is not open for walk-in enquiries. Normal hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. All offices are closed on Saturday, Sunday, and all US and UK public holidays.
The US Consulate in Edinburgh does NOT issue visas. Contact the main US Embassy in London for visa enquiries.
The US Virtual Consulate in Cardiff, Wales
Phone - From Wales: +44 (0)29 2002 6419
Phone - From Outside Wales: +44 (0)20 7499 9000
The Cardiff Office is unable to provide information about visas, or consular services for American citizens.
Enquirers should visit the Visa Services and the American Citizen Services pages on
the main Embassy site.