We are responsible for all aspects of the relationship between the United Kingdom and India.

We work to enhance the India-UK relationship so that is stronger, wider, and deeper - generating more jobs, more growth and more security for our two nations. The UK-India relationship is founded on a broad range of mutual interests. We work closely together on issues as diverse as education and research, energy security and climate change, security and defence, international relations. We share the core values of democracy, pluralism and tolerance.

Our services

Visas

This Deputy High Commission does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Passports

How to renew or replace your British passport when visiting the UK.

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest consulate as soon as possible.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before
  • you are applying on behalf of a child

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

  • Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Delhi
  • Book an appointment an emergency travel document in Mumbai
  • Book an appointment an emergency travel document in Chennai
  • Book an appointment an emergency travel document in Kolkata
  • Book an appointment an emergency travel document in Goa

Notarial

For legal reasons we cannot provide notarial services, administer oaths or take affidavits in Commonwealth countries. You should contact a local notary. A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services in India.

Prepare a document in English

In a limited number of cases consular staff can write a statement of fact (‘preparing a certificate’) to help British nationals with various local authorities.

The wording must be cleared with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, which means these documents will take longer to prepare.

We can only provide this service if we have proof that the wording/content you require is correct and unambiguous. This service is provided at the discretion of consular staff and we can refuse to provide it. Please contact the high commission/deputy high commission before making an appointment.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • the wording or content and proof it is correct and unambiguous
  • proof of identity/address. We accept [passports or national identity cards] as proof of identity. We accept [documents accepted as proof of address in post] as proof of your address.
  • the correct fee – see the list of fees. We accept payments by Visa and Mastercard credit, debit cards, cash and demand drafts. Please see the following guide for further information.

  • Book an appointment to prepare a document in English in Delhi
  • Book an appointment to prepare a document in English in Mumbai
  • Book an appointment to prepare a document in English in Chennai
  • Book an appointment to prepare a document in English in Kolkata
  • Book an appointment to prepare a document in English in Goa

Travel advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Legalisation service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Important Guidance

Our people

Contact us

British Deputy High Commission Kolkata

British Deputy High Commission Kolkata
1A Ho Chi Minh Sarani
Kolkata 700071
India

Access and opening times

British Information Centre Bhubaneshwar

British Information Centre Bhubaneshwar
Swarnamayee Satapathy
Officer-in-Charge
Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab State Library
Ground Floor
Sachivalaya Marg

Orissa
Bhubaneswar 751 001
India

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British Information Centre Guwahati

British Information Centre Guwahati
Ranjinee Phukan
Officer-in-Charge
Nabin Bordoloi Hall
Dighalipukhuri West
Panbazar

Assam
Guwahati 781001
India

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Corporate information