British High Commissioner to Barbados
The British High Commission in Barbados is responsible for UK government relations with Barbados and the countries of the Eastern Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia & St Vincent and the Grenadines.
We look after the interests of British nationals in the region, work with the region to reduce drug trafficking, to adapt to the impact of climate change and we support British companies seeking to do business in the region. Additionally we aim to secure the support of the region in achieving British foreign policy objectives, such as the right of the Falkland Islanders to determine their own future. The Department for International Development Caribbean is also based in Barbados, working to support the economies and security of the region.
Services available by appointment
If you or someone you know is in urgent need of consular assistance, or if you have lost your passport and are due to travel in the next 24 hours, please call us for immediate advice and assistance. If you’re in the UK and a friend or relative needs our help overseas, please call our consular casework team in London for practical support and advice.
Support for British nationals
We offer consular assistance following the death, hospitalisation, arrest, or other serious incident involving a British national, and provide information on local lawyers and prisons.
We may be able to extend the validity of your current British passport in certain circumstances.
Emergency travel documents for British nationals
We may be able to provide an emergency travel document (ETD) if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
You can apply for an ETD if you’re a British national outside the UK and your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged, or expired. It doesn’t guarantee entry to every country; read what an ETD does and what you need to provide to get one. Please call us as soon as possible if: you are due to travel within the next 24 hours, or you have never held a British passport, or if you are applying on behalf of a child.
Notarial and documentary services
A limited range of services relating to official documents, certificates, and letters are available from this location.
Services not offered in Bridgetown but available elsewhere
Check if you need a visa for the United Kingdom and apply to UK Visas and Immigration.
Find out how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport from Her Majesty’s Passport Office.
Births, deaths and marriages
For information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, including details of entry requirements and local laws and customs, see our travel advice for Barbados and other countries in the region.
Living in the Eastern Caribbean
For information on how to access services not provided by the embassy or consulates , such as healthcare and education, see our guides to living in Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St.Vincent and the Grenadines.
Other locations in the region
Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Bridgetown
British High Commission St Lucia, Castries
Francis Compton Building
(PO Box 227)
Telephone: +1 758 452 2484