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

DFID Afghanistan

We work in Afghanistan to improve governance, services, economic growth and livelihood opportunities.

The UK is helping to strengthen governance, service delivery, livelihood opportunities and economic growth. We are committed to supporting Afghanistan in the long term and expect to maintain current levels of bilateral funding through DFID (£178m) until at least 2017.

DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Afghanistan, see the DFID Afghanistan operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.

Services for British nationals

You can access UK government services while in Afghanistan.

Urgent assistance

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

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 not due to travel in the next 24 hours and 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 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:

Confirmation of British Nationality (PDF, 148KB)

Holder of a British Passport (PDF, 132KB)

Visa Recommendations (PDF, 117KB)

Consular fees

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

Our people

Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG

Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG

British Ambassador to Afghanistan

  • Richard Moon

    Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Kabul

Contact us

British Embassy Kabul

15th Street, Roundabout Wazir Akbar Khan
PO Box 334


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

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