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

We help bilateral political relations between UK and Russia and work closely with the Russian government to address international issues of concern. We support British exports to, and investment in, Russia, providing a wide range of services to both British and Russian businesses. We encourage a low-carbon, high growth global economy, support world-class science and innovation collaboration between the UK and Russia, as well as links between the armed forces in both countries.

We provide advisory services and help to British citizens in Russia. We issue entry clearances for foreign nationals wishing to travel to the UK and provide advice on all aspects of UK immigration requirements.

You can access UK government services while in Russia.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Russia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call 007 495 956 7200 or 007 812 320 3200 if you’re in North-West Russia. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Russia, 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’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

If you arrived in Russia on a Russian visa, its replacement must be obtained via visa sponsor in order to leave Russia. If you apply for an ETD because your passport has been lost or stolen, you will be expected to produce a police report when applying for an exit visa from Russian authorities.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if 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 make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Moscow or to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Consulate General St Petersburg.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

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

We also provide services in:

Our people

Dr Laurie Bristow CMG

Dr Laurie Bristow CMG

British Ambassador to Russia

Contact us

British Embassy Moscow

121099 Moscow
Smolenskaya Naberezhnaya 10
Russia

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