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

The UK’s network in France and Monaco supports the government’s main aims overseas: keeping Britain safe, making Britain prosperous and helping British nationals.

We advise the UK government on French policy, and support close cooperation in areas such as defence, foreign policy, the EU, science and innovation, energy, sustainable development, climate change, illegal immigration and counter-terrorism. We also issue visas for the UK to foreign nationals.

We help British nationals by providing consular services to those who have been involved in crime or other serious incidents.

Services for British nationals

You can access UK government services while in France.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in France and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +33 (0)1 44 51 31 00. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in France, 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 are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

If you are travelling in the next week and your passport is not available, you may be able to apply for an ETD. You can go to your nearest consulate and normally obtain an ETD on the day. You must bring your travel details for all applications plus proof of your address in France if the ETD is for a round trip. You should arrive at the embassy at least an hour before the scheduled closing time.

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 Paris.

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 France.

We also provide services in:

Our people

Edward Llewellyn  OBE

Edward Llewellyn OBE

British Ambassador to France

Contact us

British Embassy Paris

35, rue du Faubourg St Honoré
Paris Cedex 08

75383 Paris
France

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Consular services Paris

16 rue d’Anjou
75008 Paris
France

Postal address: British Embassy - BP111-08 - 75383 Paris Cedex 08 - France

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