We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Poland. The British Embassy in Warsaw provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Poland.

Our work covers a range of issues including political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest to both countries.

We also provide consular assistance to British nationals in Poland. The visa section processes applications for entry clearance to the UK made within the Central and Eastern European region, including the Ukraine, Kosovo, Moldova and eight EU countries.

Services for British nationals

You can access UK government services while in Poland.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Poland and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +48 22 311 00 00. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Poland, 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’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Please note that the Polish police do not issue police reports when a passport is reported lost.

Please be informed that there is a photo booth available at the consular reception inside the embassy. It produces the required size and format photos for the charge of 30 PLN.

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 the British Embassy Warsaw.

Other consular services

Marriage and civil partnerships

We can issue certificates of no impediment, affirmations or affidavits of marital status and, in some circumstances, perform a marriage or civil partnership for British nationals. For information on getting married in Poland, see getting married abroad.

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

Legalisation services

Warsaw 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 Poland.

Our people

Jonathan  Knott

Jonathan Knott

British Ambassador to Poland

Contact us

British Embassy Warsaw

ul. Kawalerii 12
00-468 Warsaw

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Visa Services

British Embassy Warsaw
ul. Kawalerii 12
00-468 Warsaw

Access and opening times