The British Consulate General in Istanbul represents the UK government in Istanbul.
Access to the Consular Section is by appointment only. If you are in need of urgent assistance call +90 212 334 6400, available 24 hours a day. Select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British national’ to speak to an officer.
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We provide services to British nationals living and visiting Turkey.
If you’re travelling in Turkey, see our Turkey Travel Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you’re in Turkey and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
If you’re in Turkey and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +90 212 334 64 00. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British person in Turkey, call 020 7136 6857 (24/7, 365 days a year).
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
We may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; make a certified copy of a document, unite documents, prepare a document in English or the local language. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide in Turkey.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Turkey.
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