We maintain and develop relations between the UK and United Arab Emirates. The British Embassy in Abu Dhabi provides services to British nationals living in and visiting United Arab Emirates.

We work with the United Arab Emirates to improve links between our two countries. We have a shared agenda in many areas of political and practical co-operation, borne of many years of collaboration since before the United Arab Emirates was formed.

You can access UK government services while in the United Arab Emirates.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in the United Arab Emirates and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call 02 610 1100 or 04 309 4444. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in the United Arab Emirates, 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.

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 Embassy Abu Dhabi.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

The British embassy in Abu Dhabi can only provide a very limited range of notarial and documentary 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 UAE.

We also provide services in Dubai.

Our people

Philip Parham

Philip Parham

British Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

Contact us

British Embassy Abu Dhabi, main contact

British Embassy Abu Dhabi
Khalid bin Al Waleed St (Street 22)
PO Box 248 Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Office Hours:
Sunday to Thursday, 7:30am to 2:30pm (Local)
Sunday to Thursday, 4:30am to 11:30am (GMT)

For all Visa related enquiries:
Visa International Enquiry Service: www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk

If you need to visit the British Embassy for a consular issue, you may need to make an appointment. Please check our Notarial and documentary service to see which services will require an appointment to be made in advance of your visit.

Access and opening times

UK VFS Visa Application Centre

Shining Tower, Level 25
King Khalid Bin Abdel Aziz 26th Street,
Adjacent to Khalidyah Mall,
Abu Dhabi – UAE
P.O.Box 30023


United Arab Emirates

Access and opening times