This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Update - Monday 17 June
The routine maintenance work has now been completed and phone lines are operating normally. We have removed the telephone number from the article below to avoid confusion.
Original article - Friday 14 June
We are conducting routine maintenance on our consular telephone system. This may affect our consular out-of-hours emergency contact messages. If you encounter difficulties contacting our emergency consular services, please call [temporary number removed] for details of how to contact a duty officer. 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.