British Ambassador to Afghanistan
The British Embassy in Afghanistan maintains and develops relations between the UK and Afghanistan.
The British government is supporting the Afghan government to:
- support Afghan-led efforts to make progress towards a sustainable political settlement
- build sustainable and sufficiently capable Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) which can contain the insurgency, deny safe havens to international terrorist groups and protect the civilian population
- build a viable Afghan state, which can increasingly meet its population’s needs from its own resources
Almost 40 years of conflict have left Afghanistan one of the poorest and most fragile countries in the world.
Creating a more stable environment will help reduce poverty and make progress towards the global goals. It will also reduce threats to the UK from violence and extremism, and discourage illegal migration. The challenges are acute with approximately 12.5 million Afghans living below the poverty line and 1.5 million returning refugees or internally displaced people in 2017 alone.
To find out how the UK will respond to opportunities and challenges, what is being achieved for the UK and who we are working with please read the full country profile for Afghanistan.
For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Afghanistan, see:
- Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector
- International Development Funding finder tool for funding opportunities by country, sector and organisation type
- Research for Development Outputs for outputs from DFID funded research projects and programmes
- Afghanistan and the UK updates, news and events from the UK government in Afghanistan
If you’re in Kabul and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +93 (0) 700 102 000. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Afghanistan, call 020 7008 1500.
Get 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 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.
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to book an appointment for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Kabul.
Other consular services
Free informative notes
The British Embassy Kabul provides a number of free informative notes that can be downloaded and used in place of some certificates which may otherwise be charged for:
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Afghanistan.
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Kabul
British Embassy Kabul
15th Street, Roundabout Wazir Akbar Khan
PO Box 334
General telephone +93 (0) 700 102 000
Management fax +93 (0) 700 102 250
Political section fax +93 (0) 700 102 274
8.30 am to 4.30 pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Consular counter is open from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Consular Email: Cons.Kabul@fco.gov.uk