We work towards the British government's goals of improving democratic norms in Burma.

We work to achieve international human rights standards (and addressing violations), support processes towards a just peace and poverty reduction. We also provide consular support to British nationals and a UK visa service.

Our services

Travel advice

Visit our travel advice for Burma for information, news and updates, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.

Passports and emergency travel documents

How to renew or replace your British passport if you are outside the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.


This Embassy does not deal with visa enquiries. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see UK Visas and Immigration

Births, deaths and marriages

Understanding your legal requirements in Burma and how you can register a birth or death, and information on legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Legalisation service

Visit the Legalisation Office website for information on 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.

Notarial and documentary services

Information about the notarial and documentary services available at the British Consulate in Burma. UK law says we have to charge for some services. See our list of consular fees.

List of lawyers and interpreters

A list of English speaking lawyers and translators who may be able to help you with official transactions in Burma. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government

Prisoner pack

Explanation of the prison system in Burma for British nationals.

Living in Burma

This guide sets out useful information for British nationals residing in Burma including advice on health, residence requirements and finance.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • issue emergency passports (emergency travel documents)
  • 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
  • provide details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors
  • 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

What our consulate 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

Our people

Andrew Patrick

Andrew Patrick

British Ambassador to Burma

Contact us

British Embassy Rangoon

80 Strand Road
(Box No 638)


Office hours (Local time):
Monday to Thursday - 8.00am to 4.30pm
Friday - 8.00am to 1.00pm

Access and opening times

Visa Application Centre

British Embassy Rangoon
80 Strand Road

Opening times:

Application submission by appointment only:

Monday 08:15 to 11:00 and 14:00 to 15:00
Tuesday 08:15 to 11:00 and 14:00 to 15:00
Thursday 08:15 to 11:00 and 14:00 to 15:00

Passport collection (no appointment necessary)
Monday to Thursday, 3:30 pm
Friday: 12:00 noon

Visa Enquiries

For information about whether you require a visa to the United Kingdom and how to apply go to website of UK visas and immigration at: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa.

Should you need to ask a question about UK visas or your visa application you will find telephone, email and webchat contact details at the link: https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk

Staff at our Embassy and visa application centre(s) cannot help with any visa enquiries.

Access and opening times