We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Colombia. The British Consulate in Bogotá provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Colombia.

The United Kingdom and Colombia are historical partners working together for shared peace and prosperity. We work to establish a broader and deeper relationship with Colombia with stronger links both bilaterally and in multinational fora.

The embassy has further expanded its work to support UK interests and identify opportunities for UK businesses in new areas such as infrastructure, science and innovation, higher education, among others. The embassy provides consular assistance to British nationals in the country.

You can access UK government services while in Colombia.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Colombia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +571 326 8300. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Colombia, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

If your passport has been stolen you will need a police report before an ETD can be issued. You can obtain the report on-line. Please print a copy of the report and bring it to your appointment at the embassy.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Bogotá.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We offer certain notarial services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Colombia.

Contact us

British Consulate, Bogota

Cra 9 No. 76 - 49 piso 9

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00am – 12:00pm & 14:00pm - 16:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
All customers must book an appointment in advance.

(Outside of normal Embassy operating hours our switchboard will direct you to the appropriate out-of-hours number).

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