We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Saudi Arabia. The British Embassy in Riyadh provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Saudi Arabia.

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

You can access UK government services while in Saudi Arabia.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Saudi Arabia and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +966 (0) 11 4819 100. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Saudi Arabia, 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.

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 British Embassy Riyadh.

Other consular services

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

Legalisation services

British Consulate General Jeddah provides legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.

Consular fees

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

We also provide services in Jeddah.

Our people

Simon Collis

Simon Collis

British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Contact us

British Embassy Riyadh, main contact

British Embassy
PO Box 94351
11693 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Opening hours:

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

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British Consulate General Jeddah

British Consulate General
P.O. Box 393
21411
Saudi Arabia

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

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British Trade Office Al Khobar

British Trade Office
PO Box 3672
31952
Saudi Arabia

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

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