British Consulate in Houston

British Consulate

The British Consulate General in Houston represents the UK government in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. If you are not in this area check the listing in the post for the British Embassy in Washington for more details. Note that this Consulate covers the areas of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico or Oklahoma. See also the link to British Consulates in America for more details.

British Consulate in Houston

You can speak to the consular staff about notary services or register a marriage or a birth while in the United States. If you want to speak about a spouse visa, or any British visa or renewing a passport then you have to contact the British Embassy in Washington. If you’re in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico or Oklahoma and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died).

The contact details for obtaining a new passport has also been added below. You will note that there are also other articles on here. You can see travel advice for America as well as British born abroad and what the process is for that. If you are getting married and need a letter of affirmation then read further below for more details. See the contact details as well as map and street address of the Consulate. See also the Renew British Passport article.

Passport enquiries

Contact form

Passport Adviceline:

+44 300 222 0000


British Consulates in America

British Embassy Washington British Consulate in Houston
British Consulate in Chicago British Consulate in New York
British Consulate in Atlanta British Consulate in Los Angeles
British Consulate in Boston British Consulate in Miami
British Consulate in San Francisco

See the different pages for the other Consulates as well.

British Consulate in Houston

If you need a notary public then there is a process for this. The most common are the

  • Certified copy of a British passport for US IRS ITIN purposes
  • Issue a no objection statement for US J1 visa

The no objection statement for the visa needs to be sent to Washington and it is only done by mail.


British Consular Services (Attn: J1)
British Embassy
3100 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington DC 20008


The documents needed for this are the following:

  • a copy of  your case file number and third party barcode page from the US Department of State
  • also a copy of your British passport photograph page
  • a copy of your certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (Form DS2019 /IAP-66).
  • also a completed application form for a no objection statement from the Embassy.
  • a completed credit card authorisation form for the correct fee (Fee 2(i))

Note that they don’t administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit, witnessing a signature, or certifying copies of documents. and they don’t assist with UK police certificates. See the other pages on this website for more information.

British Consulate General Houston Office

1301 Fannin Street
Suite 2400
Houston TX 77002

Enquiries +1 713 210 4000

Office hours:

By appointment only. See opening times to make an appointment for notarial services.



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