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 while in Saudi Arabia.

Visitors to British Embassy Riyadh or British Consulate General Jeddah

From Monday 16 March 2020, as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) the British Embassy in Riyadh is open, but access to visitors or the Consular Section is by appointment only.

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

Urgent assistance

If you’re abroad, read our dedicated coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re in Saudi Arabia and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.

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.

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

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

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 in Jeddah.

Our people

Neil Crompton

British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Contact us

British Embassy Riyadh, main contact

British Embassy
PO Box 94351
11693 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

(593) (2) 3972 200

From Monday 16 March 2020, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the British Embassy in Riyadh is open, but access to visitors or the Consular Section is by appointment only. 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.

If you are a British national living in Saudi Arabia, subscribe to receive Travel Advice updates via email at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/saudi-arabia/email-signup and follow the Embassy Facebook page UK in Saudi Arabia at https://www.facebook.com/ukinsaudiarabia.

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

From Monday 16 March 2020, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) the British Consulate General in Jeddah is open, but access to visitors or the Consular Section is by appointment only.
Telephone lines at the British Consulate General Jeddah are temporarily out of service. Our technical team are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Until then for general and consular enquiries in KSA please call +966 (0)11 481 9100. 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 1500.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-jeddah


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 2768
31952 Al Hugayet Tower, King Fahad road
Saudi Arabia

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

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