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

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.

Make an appointment in Bridgetown for an Emergency Travel Document.

Support for British nationals

We offer assistance following the death, hospitalisation, arrest, or other serious incident involving a British national.

Passport extensions

We may be able to extend the validity of your current British passport in certain circumstances. To make an appointment, please telephone during business hours and select the Service Centre (option 1) followed by 0.

Not offered in Bridgetown but available elsewhere

Visa enquiries

Check if you need a visa for the United Kingdom and apply to UK Visas and Immigration.

Passport renewal

Find out how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport from Her Majesty’s Passport Office.

Births, deaths and marriages

Find out how to register a birth or death overseas, and documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Notarial and documentary services

Information on how to obtain documentary and notarial “Notarial and documentary services” services in the region.

Travel Advice

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 the Barbados and other countries in our region.

Living in the Eastern Caribbean

For information on how to access services not provided by the High Commission, 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

Find out what services are offered at our location in St Lucia supported by a team of Honorary Consuls in Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and St Vincent to provide help and support to British nationals visiting or living in the region.

Our people

Victoria Dean

Victoria Dean

British High Commissioner to Barbados

  • Colin Dick

    Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Bridgetown

Contact us

British High Commission, main contact

Lower Collymore Rock
PO Box 676

Bridgetown
Barbados

British High Commission St Lucia, Castries

Francis Compton Building
2nd Floor
(PO Box 227)
Waterfront

Castries
St Lucia

Honorary British Consul Antigua and Barbuda

For emergency Consular assistance contact British High Commission in
Barbados

Honorary British Consul Dominica

For emergency Consular assistance contact British High Commission in
Barbados

Honorary British Consul Grenada

For emergency Consular assistance contact British High Commission in
Barbados

Honorary British Consul St Kitts and Nevis

For emergency Consular assistance contact British High Commission in
Barbados

Honorary British Consul St Vincent and The Grenadines

For emergency Consular assistance contact British High Commission in
Barbados