We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Haiti. This involves dealing with a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to the UK and Haiti.

The British Embassy in Santo Domingo provides consular assistance to British nationals in Haiti.

Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Haiti and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or lost your passport), call the British Embassy in Santo Domingo +1 809 472 7111. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Haiti, call 020 7008 1500.

Services not offered in Port-au-Prince but available elsewhere

Get or renew a passport

The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

The British Embassy in Santo Domingo provides consular assistance to British nationals in Haiti and issues emergency travel documents. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Make an appointment for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic if you are not due to travel in the next 24 hours and:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Haiti, see travel advice for Haiti.

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.

Marriage and civil partnerships

We don’t issue certificates of no impediment, affirmations or affidavits of marital status. For further information on getting married in Haiti, see getting married abroad.

Register a birth or death

Find out how to register a birth or register a death in Haiti. You can’t register a birth or death at the embassy.

Bereavement support

If the death occurred in Haiti 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 Haiti. 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

The British Embassy in Santo Domingo provides consular assistance to British nationals in Haiti. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide from the British Embassy in Santo Domingo.

Legalisation services

The British Embassy in Haiti does not provide legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.

Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).

Local service provider lists

Use our list of local suppliers and services if you need help in Haiti. 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.

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

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in the Dominican Republic.

Other locations in the region

We have a network of offices throughout the region. Find out what services are available in Barbados, Dominican Republic Jamaica, St Lucia, and Trinidad & Tobago.

Our people

Sharon Campbell

Sharon Campbell

British Ambassador to Haiti

Contact us

British Embassy Port-au-Prince

Entre 73 et 75 Delmas

Chargé d'Affairs:
+ 509 2812 9191

The British Embassy in Santo Domingo provides consular assistance to British nationals in Haiti:
+1 (809) 472 711

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