British Ambassador to Turkey
Our network of posts in Turkey, including the British Embassy in Ankara and our Consulate General in Istanbul, develop and maintain relations between the UK and Turkey. We work on a wide range of issues including Turkey’s bid to join the European Union, the economy, energy policy and international security.
We have a dedicated team working on projects to improve Turkey’s prospects of joining the EU. We are improving ties between British and Turkish companies to ensure that we meet the target set by the British prime minister and his Turkish counterpart in 2010 to double bilateral trade by 2015.
We have a large consular network with posts in Antalya, Bodrum, Marmaris, Izmir and Fethiye. These offices deal with a wide range of issues in a country that receives around 2.5 million British visitors a year and where up to 40,000 Britons live for all or part of the year.
Turkey, as a rapidly growing economy, NATO member, EU accession state, and regional heavyweight, is important to the UK. We also run a consular operation to help UK citizens in Turkey, and a regional visa hub for entry to the UK.
We support a variety of projects in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for a better world and better Britain. Various programmes under strategic programme funds and the bilateral budget funds of our Embassy support these projects. We are project partners with a broad range of stakeholders, i.e. public institutions, other donors and international organisations, NGOs, universities and companies to implement projects. Available funding varies yearly, however we fund projects to a value of around £1.000.000 - 1,500,000 annually in Turkey.
The Bilateral Programme Fund allocates funds for small projects (up to a value of £5.000) which contribute to achieving FCO priorities and Country Business Plan objectives and complement SPF programmes.
The Reuniting Europe Programme helps deliver our vision of building an effective and globally competitive EU in a secure neighbourhood
The Returns and Reintegration Fund aims to reduce the number of foreign national prisoners and failed asylum seekers living in the UK
The Prosperity Fund Turkey Programme focuses on promoting sustainable global growth in line with the UK’s development objectives on sustainable development
The Human Rights and Democracy Programme aims to support governments and civil society promote and protect human rights
The Newton-Katip Celebi Fund aims to create the opportunity to build strong partnerships between UK and Turkish scientists, researchers and institutions
Information, news and updates, listed country by country, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.
Information and application details you need if you’re a British national and you want to renew or apply for a British passport from overseas.
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 Embassy/Consulate (please see below for contact details).
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.
Please note ETDs cannot be issued on the same day in Bodrum. This is a ‘check and send’ type service only. You need to allow 4 working days for this document to be ready for collection. If you require an ETD for immediate use you will need to travel to Marmaris Honorary Consulate or Izmir Consulate. Please book your appointment at the relevant consulate using the links on this page.
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.
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.
Information about official documents, certificates, letters and notes available at British consulates in Turkey.
How to prepare for an earthquake in Turkey and guidance on Turkish healthcare and driving.
A list of English speaking lawyers who may be able to help you with official transactions in Turkey. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
British Consulate-General Istanbul
Meşrutiyet Caddesi No 34
Telephone +90 212 334 64 00
Fax +90 212 334 64 01
British Consulate Izmir
1442 Sokak No 49
PK 300 35220 Izmir
Telephone +90 232 463 51 51
Fax +90 232 465 08 58
British Vice Consulate Antalya
Gürsu Mahallesi 324
Sokak No: 6
Telephone +90 242 228 28 11
Fax +90 242 229 21 51
British Honorary Consulate Service Bodrum
Telephone +90 252 412 64 88
Fax +90 252 412 45 65
British Honorary Consulate Fethiye
Atatürk Caddesi Likya İş Merkezi Kat: 2 No
202 48300 Fethiye
Telephone +90 252 614 63 02
Fax +90 252 614 83 94
British Honorary Consulate Marmaris
c/o Yesil Marmaris Tourism and Yacht Management Inc
Barbaros Caddesi No 13
P O Box 8
Telephone +90 252 412 64 88
Fax +90 252 412 45 65