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


For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website.

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.

Notarial and Documentary services

The consular teams in India do not provide any notarial services. Please see the following guide for further information.

Consular online booking appointment system

British nationals can make online appointments for documentary services on Clickbook.

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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