British High Commissioner to India
We are responsible for managing all aspects of the relationship between the United Kingdom and India.
We work to enhance the India-UK relationship so that is stronger, wider, and deeper - generating more jobs, more growth and more security for our two nations. The UK-India relationship is founded on a broad range of mutual interests. We work closely together on issues as diverse as education and research, energy security and climate change, security and defence, international relations. We share the core values of democracy, pluralism and tolerance.
This High Commission does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.
Births, deaths and marriages
How to renew or replace your British passport when visiting the UK.
Emergency travel documents
We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest consulate as soon as possible.
For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate 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.
- Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Delhi
- Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Mumbai
- Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Chennai
- Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Kolkata
- Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Goa
For legal reasons we cannot provide notarial services, administer oaths or take affidavits in Commonwealth countries. You should contact a local notary. A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services in India.
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.
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.
- Living in India
- Marriage: information note on NOC and additional information note
- First time Full Validity passports: information note
- Visa Recommendation Letters
- How to buy property in India
- Surrogacy overseas
Consular assistance at other offices in India
British Deputy High Commissioner New Delhi
British High Commission New Delhi
New Delhi 110021
General telephone +91 (11) 2419 2100 (24 hrs a day)
Management fax +91 (11) 2419 2492
Press & Public Affairs fax +91 (11) 2419 2411
Economic & Commercial fax +91 (11) 2419 2301
Defence fax +91 (11) 2419 2252
Political fax +91 (11) 2419 2464
Consular fax +91 (11) 2419 2491 (not for visa issues)