We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Bangladesh. The British High Commission in Dhaka provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Bangladesh.

You can access UK government services while in Bangladesh.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Bangladesh and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +880 2 984 2705-9. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Bangladesh, 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.

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

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 High Commission in Dhaka.

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.

As Bangladesh is a Commonwealth country the British High Commission is not empowered to offer notarial services. We do not issue Visa Recommendation Letters to British nationals.

Consular fees

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

Our people

Alison  Blake

Alison Blake

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

Contact us

British High Commission Dhaka

United Nations Road
Baridhara
P O Box 6079
Dhaka - 1212

Dhaka
Bangladesh

Please note:

Our only official contacts are through:

Telephone: +880 2 55668700

Email:

General enquiries: Dhaka.Press@fco.gov.uk
Consular: consular.bangladesh@fco.gov.uk
Passport services: overseasnewportccc@hmpo.gsi.gov.uk

The Human Rights and Democracy Programme & Prosperity Fund central programmes project concepts or related queries should be submitted to: Dhaka.Projects@fco.gov.uk

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 https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi-outside-uk

From 29 July 2014 if you are a British national in Bangladesh applying for a British passport you should submit your application through the UK Visa Application Centre in Dhaka or Sylhet. Applications will then be sent on to Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the UK for processing.

You can find further details and other information required to make an application at www.gov.uk/overseas-passports. If you cannot find the information you need on the website, please contact the Passport Advice line on +44 300 222 0000 or send an email to overseasnewportccc@hmpo.gsi.gov.uk.

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