British High Commissioner to Malaysia
We work to improve the important and longstanding relationship between the UK and Malaysia by expanding trade and investment opportunities. We work together on foreign policy, defence and security issues, and encourage people-to-people links and scientific, educational and environmental exchanges, and provide consular support to British nationals.
The UK and Malaysia have an important and longstanding relationship based on Commonwealth values, education, trade and security links. We are working to improve the already close bilateral relationship by building upon several main areas of co-operation:
working with the Malaysian government on issues of common concern, such as economic development, human rights issues, and the environment
expanding trade and investment opportunities between the UK and Malaysia
supporting the work of the Malaysian government to prevent transnational crime, terrorism and weapons proliferation
maintaining the Chevening scholarships and alumni contacts, and encouraging scientific, educational and environmental exchanges
For information about whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Visas and Immigration website. Should you need to ask a question about UK visas or your visa application you will find telephone, email and webchat contact details here. Staff at our High Commission and visa application centre cannot help with any visa enquiries.
Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.
Information on how to apply for your first passport, renew an existing passport that is full or expiring, or replace your passport if it is lost or stolen. Please note that staff at our High Commission cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.
Emergency travel documents
We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next forty-eight hours, you should contact us as soon as possible.
For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment using the link below. Please call us for advice before making an appointment if:
you have never applied for a British passport before
you are applying on behalf of a child
An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.
You may also be required to obtain a special pass from Malaysian Immigration Department, to be affixed in your emergency travel document. The Consular Section will issue you with a letter, to support your request with Malaysian Immigration.
Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, High Commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.
You are able to certify, legalise or authenticate your UK public documents through the Legalisation Office. The Legalisation Office can confirm that your UK public document is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. This includes British education, birth, marriage and death certificates. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK. This service is not available at the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur.
Please be informed that Diplomatic staff in Commonwealth countries do not have any general powers under the Commissioners for Oaths Act 1889 to conduct notarial acts (i.e. certify documents), administer oaths or take affidavits. Applicants for these services should refer to the Legalisation Office, or to persons who under Malaysian law are competent to perform notarial acts.
Notarial and documentary services
Information about official documents, certificates, and notes available at British High Commission Kuala Lumpur.
List of lawyers and interpreters
A list of English speaking lawyers, translators and interpreters who may be able to help you with official translations in Malaysia and legal advice. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British High Commission or the UK government.
Malaysia - Prisoner Pack: An explanation of the legal and prison system to British nationals.
Guides we produce
We also produce guides for British nationals who need information about services that are not provided by our High Commission, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.
Living in Malaysia - a general set of information and links for British nationals who have a residence in Malaysia
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
- 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
UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in all our consular offices.
What our British High Commission cannot do for you
We do our best to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, however:
- 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
- we cannot 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
- we cannot 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
- we cannot get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- we cannot 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)
- we cannot make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- we cannot make business arrangements on your behalf
British High Commission Kuala Lumpur
Level 27 Menara Binjai
2 Jalan Binjai
Switchboard Telephone +6 03 2170 2200
Switchboard Fax +6 03 2170 2370
Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 8.00am to 12.30pm