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US Embassy in London Reduces Services During November Lockdown

As the UK introduces lock Covid-19 regulations for November, the US Embassy has confirmed it is reducing some routine in person services

Published on November 4, 2020

US Embassy in Nine Elms, London. Photo courtesy US Embassy London. US Embassy in Nine Elms, London. Photo courtesy US Embassy London.

From tomorrow, Thursday November 5, the UK is re-entering a lockdown phase, with stricter regulations on social movements in order to prevent to the spread of coronavirus.

As part of the 4 week lockdown, which is scheduled to tentatively end on December 2, the US Embassy has confirmed that it will be reducing some routine in person consular appointments during November.

Emergency services for American Citizens, including emergency passports, are still available, although the Embassy asks you to "be aware that emergency appointment availability is extremely limited". You can also continue to apply for a US passport renewal by mail. One service which will be unavailable is applying to register a birth outside of the US (CRBA), or applying for a child's first passport.

The Embassy is also advising overseas Americans that travel advisories may be subject to change.

For the latest information on Embassy services, go to uk.usembassy.gov/information-for-american-citizens-following-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/.

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