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.

Our services


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

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.

Passports and emergency travel documents

How to renew or replace your British passport when visiting the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.

Important notice:

  • Passport extensions & emergency travel documents for your child

Details of how to get a passport extension or emergency travel document for a child can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details at the foot of this page.

  • Extending a current British passport

If your existing British passport has recently expired or is close to expiring you can apply for it to be extended for 12 months. Please check the guidance to see whether you are eligible to apply for a passport extension. This service is available at our New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Goa offices. You will not be charged for this service.

The service is by appointment only. If you want to make an appointment, please call our Consular section on +91 (11) 2419 2100 (option 2).

Notarial and Documentary services

The consular teams in India do not provide any notarial services. We provide limited documentary services by appointment. We accept payments by Visa and Mastercard credit, debit cards, cash and demand drafts. Please see the following guide for further information.

Consular appointment system

All appointments for Consular services can be made by calling our Consular section on +91 (11) 2419 2100 (option 2).

Please note that consular fees is subject to change without prior notice.

Travel advice

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.

Legalisation service

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.

Important guidance

Consular assistance at other offices in India

  • British Deputy High Commission Mumbai
  • British Deputy High Commission Chennai
  • British Deputy High Commission Kolkata
  • British Nationals Assistance Office Goa

Our people

Sir James David Bevan KCMG

Sir James David Bevan KCMG

British High Commissioner to India

Contact us

British High Commission New Delhi

Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110021

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