British Ambassador to France
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
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
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.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
- 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.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in France.
We also provide services in:
Deputy Head of Mission, France
Consular services Paris
16 rue d’Anjou
Telephone +33 (0) 1 44 51 31 00
Postal address: British Embassy - BP111-08 - 75383 Paris Cedex 08 - FranceAccess and opening times