We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Qatar. The British Embassy in Doha provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Qatar.

We work on a wide range of issues, including the future of the European Union, EU enlargement and completing the single market, climate change, science and innovation co-operation, foreign policy challenges and defence and police co-operation.

You can access UK government services while in Qatar.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Qatar and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +974 4496 2000. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Qatar, 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 British Embassy Doha.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

British Embassy Doha can only provide a very limited range of notarial and documentary services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Police Clearance Certificates

British Embassy Doha does not issue Police Clearance Certificates.

Follow our guidance on how to obtain a certificate from ACRO/Disclosure Scotland.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees Qatar.

Our people

Ajay Sharma

Ajay Sharma

British Ambassador to Qatar

Contact us

British Embassy Doha, main contact

British Embassy,
West Bay
Dafna Area, Onaiza Zone 66, Al Shabab Street.

PO Box 3 Doha

Office Hours:
Sunday to Wednesday, 0800 to 1530hrs (Local)
Thursday, 0800 to 1330hrs (Local)

Please direct all consular enquiries to: Consular.DOHAA@fco.gov.uk

If you need to visit the British Embassy for a consular issue, you may need to make an appointment. For all notarial and documentary services an appointment must be made in advance of your visit. Please visit the Notarial and Documentary services section for detailed guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-qatar.

Department of International Trade enquiries: dit.doha@fco.gov.uk
Visa International Enquiry Service: https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk

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