We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Guyana and the Republic of Suriname.

We deal with a wide range of political and commercial issues of interest to the UK.

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 Georgetown 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 option 2 followed by 1.

Services not offered in Georgetown 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 services in Guyana.

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 Guyana and [other countries](https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ in the region.

Living in Guyana

For information on how to access services not provided by the High Commission, such as healthcare and education, see our guides to living in Guyana, and Suriname.

Other locations in the region

There is an Honorary Consul in Paramaribo who provides help and support to British nationals in Suriname.

Our people

Andrew Ayre

Andrew Ayre

British High Commissioner to Guyana

    Contact us

    British High Commission Georgetown

    British High Commission
    44 Main Street

    Opening hours
    Monday to Thursday 8:00am to 12:00pm and 12:45pm to 4:00pm
    Friday 8:00am to 1:00pm

    Access and opening times

    Honorary British Consul Suriname

    Honorary British Consul Suriname
    Vant Hogerhuysstraat,
    VSH United Building