British Ambassador to Turkey
We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Turkey. The British Embassy in Ankara provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Turkey.
We work on a wide range of issues including supporting Turkey’s political and structural reform agenda, human rights, economy and prosperity, energy policy, migration management and international security.
Turkey, as a rapidly growing economy, NATO member, EU accession state, and important regional partner, is important to the UK.
We have a dedicated team working on projects to support the Turkish reform agenda, promote human rights and encourage prosperity in Turkey. We are supporting the growth of business between British and Turkish companies and working to ensure that we build on the great progress that has been made towards doubling bilateral trade. We are committed to a long term, mutually beneficial, commercial partnership with Turkey, built on our shared understanding of the real benefits that such a partnership will bring to our two countries.
We have a large consular network with posts in Antalya, Bodrum, Marmaris, Izmir and Fethiye. These offices deal with a wide range of issues in a country that receives around 2 million British visitors a year and where up to 35,000 Britons live for all or part of the year.
We also run a regional visa hub for entry to the UK.
If you’re in Turkey and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +90 312 455 3344. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Turkey, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
If you are 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 Embassy Ankara.
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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We support a variety of projects in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for a better world and better Britain. Various programmes under strategic programme funds and the bilateral budget funds of our Embassy support these projects. We are project partners with a broad range of stakeholders, i.e. public institutions, other donors and international organisations, NGOs, universities and companies to implement projects. Available funding varies yearly.
The Bilateral Programme Fund allocates funds for projects which contribute to achieving FCO priorities and Country Business Plan objectives in Turkey. Priorities are set annually. This year’s projects focus on the following thematic areas: Fundamental Freedoms and Human Rights, Democratic and Economic Reforms, Conflict Resolution.
The Returns and Reintegration Fund aims to reduce the number of foreign national prisoners and failed asylum seekers living in the UK.
The Prosperity Fund Turkey Programme focuses on promoting sustainable global growth in line with the UK’s development objectives on sustainable development.
Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy aims to tackle the root causes of human rights violations, strengthening institutions and governance, promoting and protecting human rights, and supporting democracy and the rule of law.
The Newton-Katip Celebi Fund aims to create the opportunity to build strong partnerships between UK and Turkish scientists, researchers and institutions.
Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Turkey
British Embassy Ankara