We work to establish a broader and deeper relationship with Colombia with stronger links both bilaterally and in multinational fora.

The embassy has further expanded its work to support UK interests and identify opportunities for UK businesses in new areas such as infrastructure, science and innovation, higher education, among others. The embassy, and its consulates in Medellín, Cartagena and Cali, provide consular assistance to British nationals in the country. Bogota is the largest UK visa operation in South America and now has become a hub to UK Border Agency spokes across Central America.

Our services


For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website

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 and emergency travel documents

How to renew or replace your british passport replace your british passport when outside of the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.

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.

Consular fees

Information on the current cost of fee-bearing services.

Notarial and documentary services

Information about official documents, certificates, letters, and notes available, including whether or not you need to book and appointment with us

Prisoners pack

Explanation of the prison system in Colombia for British Nationals

Living in Colombia

How to obtain criminal records, residence permit, identity cards and other local procedures for British nationals living in Colombia

Our people

Lindsay  Croisdale-Appleby

Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby

British Ambassador to Colombia

  • Jeff Glekin

    Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Bogotá

Contact us

British Embassy

Carrera 9, No 76-49, Piso 8
Edificio ING Barings, Bogotá


British Consulate, Bogota

Cra 9 No. 76 - 49 piso 9

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm
Book your appointment for consular services through the contact form