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This website is administered by the Public Affairs Section at the American Embassy in London on behalf of the American Embassy.

If you wish to report errors in this web site please use our official webmaster contact form.

There is at present no general embassy email address; nor is there an email address for visa enquiries.

Privacy Act Notice

We collect no personal information about you when you visit this web site unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, certain information about site visitors is automatically collected and stored. The American Embassy London uses this information to create summary statistics for such purposes as assessing what information on the web site is of most and least interest, or identifying system performance or problem areas. The following is the type of information collected about your visit to our web site: the name of the Internet domain from which you access this site (for example, “” if you were connecting from America Online) and the date and time that you access this site.

If you choose to provide us with personal information in an email message, we use it only to respond to your email.


Pursuant to the requirements of 5 C.F.R. sec. 724.202, (”Notice obligations”), the U.S. Department of State hereby publishes this No FEAR Act Notice. The purpose of the Notice is to inform Department employees, former employees, and applicants for employment of the rights and protections available under Federal antidiscrimination and whistleblower protection laws. This Notice follows the model language provided by the Office of Personnel Management in the Final Rule, Implementation of Title II of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002–Notification & Training (71 Fed. Reg. 41095). Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to Janice F. Caramanica, Senior Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Department of State, Office of Civil Rights (S/OCR), 2201 C Street NW, Room 7428, Washington, DC 20520-7428, phone (202) 647-9295, fax (202) 647-4969, e-mail

The full text of the act may be read online on the Department of State’s website.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Freedom of Information Act, As Amended is the legislation which provides for the release by U.S. government departments and agencies of certain categories of information on request. Since its original enactment in 1966 more than 500,000 requests have been filed by members of the public, reporters, and companies. Foreign citizens may also file requests.
More details are available on our Freedom of Information In The U.S. page.

Links to External Web Sites

Our website has many links to other U.S. agencies, embassies, multilateral organizations, and private organizations in both the United States and other nations. When you follow a link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. However, we cannot guarantee that there will be no errors. With respect to documents and information on this web site, neither the embassy nor its employees or contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose with respect to documents available from this web site. Additionally, the embassy assumes no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein and does not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.