The British Deputy High Commission in Chandigarh represents the UK government in Chandigarh.

The British High Commission in India maintains and develops relations between the UK and India. Find out more on our UK and India news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting India. You can access UK government services while in India.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in India and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +91 (172) 492 5100 or contact us using our web form.

If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in India, call 020 7008 1500. If you require emergency assistance outside normal office hours, please phone (0091) (0)11 24192100 and use the emergency assistance option. Please note that this is not available for passport or visa enquiries.

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.

Apply online for 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 due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

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.

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Deputy High Commission in Delhi.

Consular services

Notarial and documentary 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 India.

See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide in India.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. If you are paying in Indian Rupees we can only accept notes that are legal tender, not 500 and 1000 rupee notes that have been withdrawn from circulation. See the full list of consular fees in India.

We also provide services in:

Our people

  • Andrew Ayre

    British Deputy High Commissioner Chandigarh

Contact us

British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh

178-178A, Elante Business Park
Unit C516, Fifth Floor
Industrial Area Phase 1

Chandigarh 160002

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

Access and opening times

Corporate information