British Ambassador to Germany
The British Embassy Berlin and our 2 consulates-general in Dusseldorf and Munich are working to strengthen the UK-German relationship on a wide range of issues, including the future of the European Union, EU enlargement and completing the single market, climate change, science and innovation co-operation, foreign policy challenges and defence and police co-operation.
UK Trade and Investment operates out of all 3 missions to encourage German investment in the UK and promote bilateral trade.
Our network of consular officers provides advice and support to British nationals. Over 2 million Britons visit every year; and over 100,000 British nationals live and work in Germany.
Out-of-hours emergency assistance
British nationals who need emergency assistance outside normal office hours should call +49 (0) 30 20457 0 where they will be given details on how to proceed and how to contact a duty officer if needed.
Emergency travel documents
An emergency travel document enables British nationals abroad whose passport is lost/stolen or unavailable because it is being renewed or has been sent for visa application, to make a single or return journey to the UK or another country of residence, via a maximum of five transit countries.
If you are travelling within 48 hours, please telephone us and select Option 2 for Consular Services.
For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport Passports, please visit the overseas passport section of this website.
Please note that our consulates cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website.
Please note that our consulates cannot deal with individual enquiries about visa applications. For all visa enquiries, please contact the UK Border Agency.
Notarial and documentary services
Information about official documents, certificates, and notes available at British consulates in Germany.
Registering a birth or death
Understanding your legal requirements in Germany and how you can register a birth or death, and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.
Consular fees. Information on the current cost of fee-bearing services.
List of lawyers and interpreters
A list of English speaking lawyers, translators and interpreters who may be able to help you with official translations in Germany. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
Germany - Prisoner Pack: explanation of the legal and prison system to British nationals.
Travel advice for Germany
Travel advice for Germany: Information, news and updates to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling in Germany.
Guides we produce
We also produce guides for British nationals who need information about services that are not provided by our Consulates, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.
- Living in Germany - a general set of information and links for British nationals who have a residence in Germany
- Getting married in Germany - including details of who you need to talk to and what documents you may require
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
- do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, 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
UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in all our consular offices
What our consulates cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, 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
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- 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 will have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
British Honorary Consul Hamburg
Neuer Jungfernstieg 20/Fehlandstraße 3
Telephone +49 (0) 40 44803236