The British Deputy High Commission in Hyderabad is responsible for developing and maintaining relations between the UK and India.

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Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance

If you’re in India and you urgently need consular assistance (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or lost your passport), call +91 (11) 2419 2100. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in India, contact us on 020 7008 1500.

Get or renew a passport

The British high commission can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document (ETD) if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible. Call us before making an appointment if you’ve never applied for a British passport before or if you’re applying for a child under the age of 16.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in British deputy high commission in Chennai

For information and advice on travelling to India, see travel advice for India.

Get a visa

The British high commission can’t help with visa enquiries.

If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa.

If you’re a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.

For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.

Marriage and civil partnerships

For information on getting married in India, see getting married abroad. From 1 August 2013 the British High Commission in New Delhi and its offices in India are not issuing a ‘No Objection Certificate’ for marriage registrations.

Register a birth or death

Find out how to register a birth or register a death in India. You can’t register a birth or death at the High Commission.

Bereavement support

If the death occurred in India and you’re still in the country, contact us. If you’re in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.

Read our guidance on coping with death abroad.

Support if you’ve been arrested

We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in India. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.

Notarial and documentary services

For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary. A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services in India.

We may be able to offer notarial services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide in India.

Legalisation services

British Deputy High Commission Hyderabad does not provide legalisation services.

Read our documentary services page.

Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).

Local service provider lists

We provide lists of:

Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British high commission or the UK government.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.

For general information on living in or planning to live in India, see living in India

What the high commission cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • help you enter a country, for example, if you don’t have a visa or your passport is not valid
  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you’ll have to pay back)
  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
  • make business arrangements on your behalf

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in India

Our people

Contact us

British Deputy High Commission Hyderabad

2nd Floor, Taj Deccan Hotel,
Road No.1, Banjara Hills,

Hyderabad 500 034

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