The British Embassy in Saudi Arabia maintains and develops relations between the UK and Saudi Arabia.

Our work covers a range of issues including trade and investment, education, culture, development, energy and climate security and defence.

Find out more on our UK and Saudi Arabia news page. We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Saudi Arabia. You can access UK government services in Saudi Arabia.

Urgent consular assistance

If you’re in Saudi Arabia and need urgent help from the emergency services, you should phone the Saudi Arabia Emergency Services on 911, or the Ambulance service on 977.

If you’re in Saudi Arabia and you need urgent assistance (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), phone +966 (0) 11 4819 100. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British person in Saudi Arabia, phone +44 20 7008 5000 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year).

Visiting British Embassy Riyadh

You can visit British Embassy Riyadh by appointment only:

If you are a British national living in Saudi Arabia, subscribe to receive travel advice updates by email and follow the Embassy Facebook page UK in Saudi Arabia.

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 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

If you’re travelling in Saudi Arabia, see our travel advice for Saudi Arabia. You can also contact us online if you have a query that is not covered by reading the travel advice.

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including:

  • administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit
  • make a certified copy of a document
  • prepare a document in English or the local language
  • arrange consular marriages

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

Legalisation services

Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).

Consular fees

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

We also provide services at British Consulate General Jeddah.

Our people

British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Neil Crompton

Contact us

British Embassy Riyadh, main contact

British Embassy
PO Box 94351
11693 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Contact form

Fax information
+966 (0) 11 481 9350

Defence section (fax)
+966 (0) 11 481 9235

Corporate services (fax)
+966 (0) 11 481 9337

Department for Business & Trade (DBT)
+966 (0) 11 481 9100

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
+966 (0) 11 481 9294

+966 (0) 11 4819 100 or +44 20 7008 5000

Embassy opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 3pm (local time), 5am to 12 noon (British Summer Time).

Access and opening times

British Consulate General Jeddah

British Consulate General
P.O. Box 393
Saudi Arabia

+966 (0)11 481 9100

To reach the British Consulate General Jeddah call +966 (0) 12 622 5550. When calling out of working hours, you may hear a message stating that our offices are closed. However, we are available 24/7. If in need of urgent assistance, please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British National’ to speak to an officer.
For consular emergency enquiries, if you are calling from the UK, please call 020 7008 5000.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:

Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday, 5am to 12pm (GMT)
Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 3pm (Local)

British Trade Office Al Khobar

British Trade Office
PO Box 2768
31952 Al Hugayet Tower, King Fahad road
Saudi Arabia

+966 (0)13 859 7600

Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday, 5am to 12pm (GMT)
Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 3pm (Local)

Corporate information