This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Update - Monday 18 June
The routine maintenance work referred to below has been completed successfully and our lines are operating normally. The temporary number below has been removed to avoid confusion.
Original article - Friday 14 June
We are conducting routine maintenance on our consular telephone system. This may affect our out-of-hours emergency contact messages. If you encounter difficulties contacting our emergency consular services, please call [temporary number removed]. Please note this service is for emergency consular assistance for British nationals only. We are not able to offer information on visas on this number.