We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Bangladesh. The British Consular Office in Sylhet provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Bangladesh.

You can access UK government services while in Bangladesh.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Bangladesh and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +88 02 55668700. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Bangladesh, 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’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

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 make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British High Commission in Dhaka.

Other consular services

Documentary Service

For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary. A standard letter is available to confirm we do not offer these services in Bangladesh.

Consular fees

Under UK law we have to charge for some services. Details of our list of consular fees and customer charter are available to download and are on display in our Consular section waiting room.

You will not be able to see a Consular Officer in Sylhet on a walk in basis. Call +88 02 55668700 to arrange an appointment with our Consular Officer or email us at consular.bangladesh@fco.gov.uk.

We also provide services in Dhaka.

Contact us

British Consular Services Sylhet

VFS Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd
UK Visa Application Centre
7th Floor
Nirvana Inn
Mirza Jungle Road,
Ramerdhigir par

Sylhet
3100
Bangladesh

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