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

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Afghanistan, see our Afghanistan 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 Kabul 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 +93 (0) 700 102 000.

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.

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

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.

Development work in Afghanistan

Almost 40 years of conflict has 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.

Find out more in the country profile for Afghanistan.

Our people

Alison Blake CMG

British Ambassador to Afghanistan

Contact us

British Embassy Kabul

15th Street, Roundabout Wazir Akbar Khan
PO Box 334


The Embassy is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email:

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