The British High Commission in India maintains and develops relations between the UK and India.
Find out more on our UK and India news page.
We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting India. You can access UK government services while in India.
If you’re travelling in India, see our India travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you’re in India and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
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 person in India, call 020 7008 5000 (24/7, 365 days a year).
Get an emergency travel document
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 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are paying in Indian Rupees we can only accept notes that are legal tender, not 500 and 1000 rupee notes that have been withdrawn from circulation.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.
Development work in India
Our partnership with India helps enhance investment and trade; increase prosperity and jobs in both countries; strengthen joint action on global issues of mutual concern; widen access to knowledge and technology and support the UK’s global security objectives.
Our targeted and catalytic support is designed to help India address its constraints to growth, accelerate development for the good of all its people and generate a return for Britain by creating new markets for trade and investment.
Find out more in the country profile for India
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