The British High Commission in Bangladesh maintains and develops relations between the UK and Bangladesh.

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

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Bangladesh, see our Bangladesh travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

If you’re in Bangladesh and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +88 02 55668700 / +44 (0)1908 51 6666.

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 your passport has been lost you will need a police report and English translation before an ETD can be issued.

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

For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary. A standard letter (ODT, 27.5 KB) is available to confirm we do not offer these services in Bangladesh.

Consular fees

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

Development work in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is an important trading partner, with untapped potential for British firms. Development work, alongside trade and diplomacy, gives the UK a favoured and trusted position with the government and citizens of Bangladesh. Find out more in the country profile for Bangladesh.

Our people

Robert Chatterton Dickson

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

Contact us

British High Commission Dhaka

United Nations Road
P O Box 6079
Dhaka - 1212

+880 2 55668700 / +44 (0)1908 51 6666

Consular fax / email
+880 2 9843437

Pension fax / email
+880 2 55668700 / / Counter hours: 9:00 am -12.00 pm (Sunday – Thursday)

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

The Human Rights and Democracy Programme & Prosperity Fund central programmes project concepts or related queries should be submitted to:

Customers Applying for Priority Visas (PVs): All customers applying for PVs are asked to ensure that copies of documents/passports provided in support of their application are provided on good quality A4 size paper. This will facilitate the scanning of these documents. Failure to do this may result in delays to their application.

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All visa enquiries should be directed to our centralized Helpline – International Enquiry Service. For details please visit the website

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