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.
If you’re travelling in Colombia, see our Colombia Travel Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
If you’re in Colombia and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
If you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died) call +57 601 326 8300, selecting the option for consular services for British nationals.
For other general consular enquiries please use our contact form.
Get an emergency travel document
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.
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
With immediate effect we will no longer be offering notarial and document services. We’ve been working hard to provide a normal level of service, but with the ever-changing developments of coronavirus (COVID-19) we have to make adjustments to our services for the safety of both customers and staff.
If you think you have an urgent need for a notarial service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
British Embassy Bogotá
Edificio ING Barings, Bogotá
The British Embassy is currently operating remotely, however, UK Consular Services are available 24/7. We are available during regular office hours at the Embassy and out of hours through our Global Contact Centres. If you are a British national and need assistance, please call +57 601 326 8300, selecting the option for consular services for British nationals. Your call will be answered by a Consular Officer.
INFORMATION ON CONSULAR SERVICES IN COLOMBIA DUE TO THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
Our staff are currently working remotely and therefore, our notarial services have been temporarily suspended. We’ve been working hard to provide a regular level of service, but with the ever changing developments of coronavirus we have had to make adjustments to our services for the safety of both our customers and our staff and, in line with the guidance from the local authorities. If you have an urgent need for a notarial service, please complete our Consular Contact Form https://www.contact-embassy.service.gov.uk/?country=Colombia&post=British%20Embassy%20Bogota . Requests will be assessed on a case by case basis. We thank you for your understanding.
For all other Embassy enquiries (not consular related), email:
Please note this email is only monitored during office hours and is not intended for emergency contact or cases involving British people.