The British Embassy in Moscow supports the interests of the UK in Russia.

This includes providing services to British nationals in Russia and representing the British government in its relations with the Russian government.

Find out more on our UK and Russia news page.

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Russia. You can access UK government services while in Russia.

FCDO advises against all travel to Russia

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises British nationals against all travel to the whole of Russia. If you are in Russia and your presence is not essential, we strongly advise that you consider leaving. Find out more in our Russia Travel Advice which includes information on returning to the UK.

Getting help

If you cannot get the support you need from local services, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) can help British people abroad.

We prioritise emergencies and people who are vulnerable, for example, if someone’s:

  • ill, injured, or involved in a crime

  • with a British person who’s died

Get help from FCDO

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 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.

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

See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide. Please request your appointment online by choosing a specific service you require.

Consular fees

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

We also provide services in Ekaterinburg.

Our people

British Ambassador to Russia
Nigel Casey CMG MVO

Contact us

British Embassy Moscow

121099 Moscow
Smolenskaya Naberezhnaya 10

Public access to embassies, high commissions and consulates is by appointment only

Visa enquiries to Visa Application Centre

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