The British Embassy in Moscow is responsible for supporting 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.
If you’re in Russia and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
If you’re in Russia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +7 495 956 72 00. If you experience technical difficulties please call +44 20 7008 5000.
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. Please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British National’ to speak to an officer.
Get 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
Starting from 22 June 2020, the British Embassy Moscow will be offering a limited number of slots for notarial services, only in exceptional circumstances. Please request your appointment online by choosing a specific service you require.
See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Russia.
We also provide services in Ekaterinburg.