British Ambassador to Afghanistan
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
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
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 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
- 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:
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