British Ambassador to Paraguay
We develop and maintain relations between the UK and Paraguay. Our work covers a range of issues including political, commercial relations and security.
Services for British nationals
If you’re in Paraguay and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call (021) 614 588. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Paraguay, call 020 7008 1500.
Get or renew a passport
The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.
Get an emergency travel document
Book an appointment for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Asuncion by telephoning (021) 614 588. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
You will need to get a police report for a lost passport or stolen passport as the Paraguayan authorities will request to see it on departure.
Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Paraguay, see travel advice for Paraguay
Get a visa
The British embassy 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.
For information on getting married in Paraguay, see getting married abroad.
Register a birth or death
If the death occurred in Paraguay 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 Paraguay. 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
We may be able to offer some notarial services, such as making a certified copy of a British passport and some information notes. Please note that notarial and documentary services for British Nationals in Paraguay are provided by the British Embassy in Buenos Aires. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
The British Embassy in Buenos Aires provides legalisation services on Paraguayan public documents for use in the UK. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on this service.
Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).
Local service providers
Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Paraguay. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British embassy or the UK government.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing people and kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad
For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.
General information on living in Paraguay
What the embassy 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
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Paraguay
Deputy Head of Mission, Paraguay