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    I have been considering writing a letter to the United States of America Ambassador in the UK, Matthew W. Barzun.Most probably in the form of a "hard copy" (paper) letter, to be sent for the attention of the Ambassador personally.My questions which I would like to clarify are as follows ...1. Am I, as a member of the public, allowed to write to the / an Ambassador, directly ?2. Is it possible to send this letter in the form of "Private & Confidential" ?3. As a general rule or likelihood, will the Ambassador actually receive and read my letter (taking into account that Mr Ambassador almost certainly receives, or has to deal with, a lot of them) ?I mean if I send it directly to the USA Embassy in London.4. Will the Ambassador respond (or personally respond) to my letter ? How likely is it ?Any knowledge, opinions or advice on the above, or direct answers to my questions, will be greatly appreciated, with gratitude.
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    For enquiries it is easier to just contact the specific embassy departments by email, phone or post. They will be all read and answered in due time. If you try contacting a specific person, it can be harder and can take longer for them to answer you. And in the end, they might have someone else answer you.

    So basically, you are allowed to contact them and will get and answer in due time however trying to contact a specific person is due to take longer to give you an answer and may still be answered by someone else from the department.
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    (Original post by Devify)
    For enquiries it is easier to just contact the specific embassy departments by email, phone or post. They will be all read and answered in due time. If you try contacting a specific person, it can be harder and can take longer for them to answer you. And in the end, they might have someone else answer you.

    So basically, you are allowed to contact them and will get and answer in due time however trying to contact a specific person is due to take longer to give you an answer and may still be answered by someone else from the department.
    I see ...
    Thank you very much for your useful response and the information, and for all your advice. This is helpful indeed.
    To clarify though, my issue is not really an enquiry, not in the standard sense anyway, and it is important to me, for a particular reason, to contact specifically the Ambassador himself.
    Thanks again.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I have been considering writing a letter to the United States of America Ambassador in the UK, Matthew W. Barzun.Most probably in the form of a "hard copy" (paper) letter, to be sent for the attention of the Ambassador personally.My questions which I would like to clarify are as follows ...1. Am I, as a member of the public, allowed to write to the / an Ambassador, directly ?2. Is it possible to send this letter in the form of "Private & Confidential" ?3. As a general rule or likelihood, will the Ambassador actually receive and read my letter (taking into account that Mr Ambassador almost certainly receives, or has to deal with, a lot of them) ?I mean if I send it directly to the USA Embassy in London.4. Will the Ambassador respond (or personally respond) to my letter ? How likely is it ?Any knowledge, opinions or advice on the above, or direct answers to my questions, will be greatly appreciated, with gratitude.
    Depends what it is about and how many people write to him, I can't imagine it's many? I got a birthday card from my local MP for being a member of the party and he always responds to constituents, so I imagine the ambassador wouldn't be too much different in terms of workload, my MP is the culture secretary as well and he had time.
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    (Original post by IronicalMan)
    Depends what it is about and how many people write to him, I can't imagine it's many? I got a birthday card from my local MP for being a member of the party and he always responds to constituents, so I imagine the ambassador wouldn't be too much different in terms of workload, my MP is the culture secretary as well and he had time.
    OK, thanks a lot for this interesting and useful response and contribution.
    I do not really know myself if many people write to the Ambassador or not, but I guess it is not very few.
    Really nice to hear that you got a birthday card from your MP !
 
 
 
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