British High Commissioner to Canada
The British High Commission in Canada maintains and develops relations between the UK and Canada.
We work closely with the Canadian government and partners across the country to develop and maintain a wide range of substantive partnerships of real value to both countries. These partnerships cover business, defence, climate change, science and innovation, education, and culture.
Find out more on our UK and Canada news page.
We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Canada.
If you’re in Canada and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +1 613 237 1530. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Canada, call 020 7008 1500.
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 due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
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.
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment for an emergency travel document at British High Commission Ottawa.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Canada.
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