The British Embassy in Asunción maintains and develops relations between the UK and Paraguay.

Find out more on our Paraguay and the UK news page

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Paraguay.

You can access UK government services while in Paraguay.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Paraguay and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call (021) 614 588. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Paraguay, 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.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Asuncion by telephoning (021) 614 588. You will need to get a police report for a lost passport or stolen passport as the Paraguayan authorities will request to see it on departure.

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.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer some notarial services, such as making a certified copy of a British passport and some information notes. Notarial and documentary services for British Nationals in Paraguay are provided by the British Embassy in Buenos Aires. 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 Paraguay.

Our people

Matthew Hedges

Matthew Hedges

British Ambassador to Paraguay

Contact us

British Embassy Asunción

Edificio Citicenter, Piso 5
Av. Mariscal López y Cruz del Chaco


Monday to Thursday: 09:00am to 5:30pm
Friday: 09:00am to 1:00pm
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email