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The British Council has US offices in Washington, DC and New York City, plus a program in Elko, Nevada.

Please note that the British Council is not the British Consulate, and unfortunately, we are unable to answer inquiries about consular issues, such as visas or passports. Visit the British Consulate’s website for more information on consular matters.

Contact information

For general inquiries, please email: Unfortunately, we do not have a telephone enquiries service, and our offices are not open to the public.

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Postal addresses

British Council
British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

British Council, New York Office
British Consulate General
845 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022

We no longer have an office in Los Angeles, California as of August 2015.