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.
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
If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
- 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
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.
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 email@example.com.
We also provide services in Dhaka.