British High Commissioner to India
We maintain and develop relations between the UK and India. The British High Commission in New Delhi provides services to British nationals living in and visiting India.
If you’re in India and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +91 (11) 2419 2100. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in India, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
- 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 British High Commission in New Delhi.
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 is available to confirm we do not offer these services in India. See the full list of documentary services we provide in India.
See the full list of documentary services we provide in India.
We charge fees for some of our services. If you are paying in Indian Rupees we can only accept notes that are legal tender, not 500 and 1000 rupee notes that have been withdrawn from circulation. See the full list of consular fees in India.
We also provide services in:
British Deputy High Commissioner New Delhi
British High Commission New Delhi
New Delhi 110021
General telephone +91 (11) 2419 2100 (24 hrs a day)
Management fax +91 (11) 2419 2492
Press & Public Affairs fax +91 (11) 2419 2400
Economic & Commercial fax +91 (11) 2419 2301
Defence fax +91 (11) 2419 2252
Political fax +91 (11) 2419 2464
Consular fax +91 (11) 2419 2491 (not for visa issues)