British High Commissioner to Canada
We are the principal UK diplomatic post in Canada. Along with consulates general in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary, we are responsible for all aspects of the bilateral relationship with Canada.
We work closely with the Canadian government and partners across the country to develop and maintain a wide range of substantive partnerships of real value to both countries. These partnerships cover business, defence, science and innovation, education, and culture. We also support the large number of British nationals who visit or live in Canada.
Services available by appointment
If you or someone you know is in urgent need of consular assistance, or if you have lost your passport and are due to travel in the next 24 hours, please call us for immediate advice and assistance. If you’re in the UK and a friend or relative needs our help overseas, please call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Support for British nationals
We offer assistance following the death, hospitalisation, arrest, or other serious incident involving a British national, and provide information on local lawyers and prisons.
We may be able to extend the validity of your current British passport in certain circumstances.
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.
Services not offered at our offices in Canada but available elsewhere
Check if you need a visa for the United Kingdom and apply to UK Visas and Immigration.
Find out how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport from Her Majesty’s Passport Office.
Births, deaths and marriages
Notarial and documentary services
Information on how to obtain documentary and notarial services in Canada.
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 Canada and other countries in the region.
Living in Canada
For information on how to access services not provided by the High Commission, such as healthcare and education, see our guides to living in Canada.
Deputy Head of Mission, British High Commission Ottawa
British Consul General in Toronto
British Consul General in Montreal
British Consul General in Calgary
British Consul General in Vancouver
Defence Adviser, Canada