About British Embassy Riyadh, main contact

British Embassy
PO Box 94351
11693 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Fax information
+966 (0) 11 481 9350

Fax defence
+966 (0) 11 481 9235

Fax corporate services
+966 (0) 11 481 9337

UKTI
+966 (0) 11 481 9100

UKBA
+966 (0) 11 481 9294

Consular
+966 (0) 11 4819 100

(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)

Public holidays

Our offices will be closed for the following public holidays in 2021:

Date Holiday
Sunday 3 January In lieu of New Year’s Day
Sunday 4 April In lieu of Good Friday
Monday 5 April Easter Monday
Sunday 3 May In lieu of May bank holiday
Wednesday 12 May Eid al Fitr
Thursday 13 May Eid al Fitr
Sunday 16 May Eid al Fitr
Sunday 13 June Queen’s Birthday
Tuesday 20 July Eid al Adha
Wednesday 21 July Eid al Adha
Thursday 22 July Eid al Adha
Thursday 23 September In lieu of Saudi National Day
Sunday 26 December Christmas Day
Monday 27 December Boxing Day