The U.S. Embassy in London provides routine appointments for immigration interviews, passport applications, the consular registration of U.S. citizens born to American parents in the UK and much more. How can you schedule an appointment to obtain an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy in London?
If you will need an emergency passport within the next 36 hours, you can schedule an emergency appointment. The U.S. Embassy can grant emergency limited-validity passports in person to U.S. citizens who need to travel on an emergency basis.
Contact the Passport Section
The first step you should take is to e-mail the Passport Section directly at LondonEmergencyPPT@state.gov at the U.S. Embassy. Include details such as the nature of your emergency travel plans, and the date of travel. The Passport Section monitors e-mails during 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday, except during British and American holidays, which is when the U.S. Embassy is closed. As long as you have sent an e-mail during normal office hours, you should hear back from the Passport Section within 2 hours of receipt.
Is a Walk-in Service Available?
The U.S. Embassy does not offer a walk-in service for American citizens who require an emergency passport. Applicants must wait for a response from the Passport Section and for a firm appointment before they are allowed admittance into the U.S. Embassy in London.
Emergency Passport Processing
American citizens with applications that are correct and in order may be issued with a same-day emergency passport. However, if further information is required, the U.S. Embassy may need to contact the Department of State. In such cases, the issuance of an emergency U.S. passport will take longer to process.
Passport Application Procedure
According to the U.S. Embassy, the application for an emergency U.S. passport is the same as standard issue, full-validity passports, except that emergency passport applications will not require a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Click here to learn more about the passport application process.
An emergency U.S. passport can only be issued in certain emergency situations. Contact the Passport Section and include the nature of your emergency, as well as your date of travel. A walk-in service is not available at the U.S. Embassy in London. Admittance is strictly on an appointment-only basis.
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