The British Embassy in Bogotá maintains and develop relations between the UK and Colombia.

Find out more on our Colombia and the UK news page.

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

You can access UK government services while in Colombia.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Colombia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +571 326 8300. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Colombia, 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 your passport has been stolen you will need a police report before an ETD can be issued. You can obtain the report online. Please print a copy of the report and bring it to your appointment at the embassy.

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 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 offer certain notarial 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 Colombia.

Our people

Colin Martin-Reynolds CMG

British Ambassador to Colombia

  • Greg Houston

    Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Bogotá

Contact us

British Embassy

Carrera 9, No 76-49, Piso 8
Edificio ING Barings, Bogotá


If you are a British national and need urgent assistance call +571 326 8300 or use our contact form for consular enquiries:
All consular customers must book an appointment in advance.

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email:

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