The British Embassy in Manama maintains and develops relations between the UK and Bahrain.

Find out more on our UK and Bahrain news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Bahrain. You can access UK government services while in Bahrain.

Visits to the British Embassy in Manama

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Embassy is closed to visitors. There have been some recent updates on the entry requirements to Bahrain. Please read the updated Travel Advice before you travel to Bahrain.

With immediate affect we will no longer be offering notarial & document services. We have been working hard to provide a normal level of service to our customers but with the ever changing developments of COVID-19 we have to make adjustments to our services for the safety of both customers and staff.

If you would like to speak to a consular representative, or if you think you have an urgent need for a notarial service, please call 17574100, choose option 1 for English followed by option 2 for consular. Alternatively, you can contact us online.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Bahrain, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Bahrain during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

Our staff are working remotely as our building is closed. When calling, you may therefore hear a message stating that our offices are closed. However, we are available 24/7. If in need of urgent assistance, please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British National’ to speak to an officer.

If you’re in Bahrain 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 +973 17574100.

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

Notarial and documentary services

We offer some notarial services, including administer an affirmation or affidavit, witness a signature and make a certified copy of some UK documents. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

See the full list of consular fees in Bahrain.

Our people

Roderick Drummond

British Ambassador to Bahrain

Contact us

British Embassy Manama, main contact

British Embassy
21 Government Avenue
Manama 306

P O Box 114 Manama
Bahrain

As a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Embassy is closed to visitors. If you would like to speak to a consular representative, please call 17574100, choose option 1 for English followed by option 2 for consular. Alternatively, you can contact us online using our consular contact form. There have been some recent updates on the entry requirements to Bahrain. Please read the updated Travel Advice before you travel to Bahrain at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/bahrain

Contact form for consular enquiries:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-manama

Sunday to Thursday, 04:30am to 1130am GMT
Sunday to Thursday, 07:30 to 02:30pm Local Time

Consular counter hours: Sunday and Tuesday: 08:00 to 10:00am. You will need to make an appointment in advance for all routine notarial and documentary services.

Access and opening times